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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:49 PM

VA reverses plan to cut homeless veteran housing program after outrage

Source: The Hill




The Department of Veterans Affairs has reversed course on a plan to essentially end a $460 million program that helps provide housing to homeless veterans after facing blowback when news of the decision broke.

VA Secretary David Shulkin said in a statement that “there will be absolutely no change in the funding to support our homeless programs,” and the department “will not be shifting any homeless program money to the Choice program,” which allows veterans to seek health care at facilities outside the VA. Shulkin also said that over the next six months he will “solicit input from our local VA leaders and external stakeholders on how best to target our funding to the geographical areas that need it most.”

“Based on that input we will come forward with proposals for fiscal year 2019 on how to improve the targeting of our homeless program funding,” he added.

Politico reported Wednesday the VA told advocates and state officials in a Dec. 1 phone call that the program — which provides housing vouchers to veterans via the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) — would be drastically cut.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/363803-va-reverses-decision-to-cut-homeless-veteran-housing-program-after

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denbot Thursday #3
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:50 PM

1. They just wanted to see if anyone was paying attention.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:52 PM

2. Don't fret!!!

That rat fucker, Shulkin will find another way to screw over veterans!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:23 PM

3. As a veteran id like to know who they consider outside stakeholders.

I wonder if it is us veterans, or the GOP donor class?

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Response to denbot (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:04 PM

6. RW has a boner for privatization

They claim private companies not only do a better job and do it cheaper (HA!) but that govt shouldn't spend on any social issue. But the hypocritical patriot wannabes seem to include those who served in military as a social issue once they come home.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:31 PM

4. They will undo this again when no one is paying attention

Bet on it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:38 PM

5. They need that half billion to give to the Mercers.

They'll get back to them but they will find it from somewhere else. Bet on it!

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