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Gov. Steve Beshear says a federal grant has been approved that will help veterans find local, affordable transportation services, but it may be a year before the program is in place.

“So many veterans that are struggling to get their bills paid and just making ends meet, transportation often goes first,” said Pat McKiernan, Kentucky’s Department of Veterans Affairs homeless outreach coordinator.

“They can’t afford to pay their car. They can’t afford to get their insurance. So therefore they’re focusing on just keeping the lights on, keeping the rent paid, and this kind of transportation is essential,” he said. [click to continue…]

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Louisville Receives Funding to Help Homeless Veterans

by Devin Katayama July 15, 2011

Louisville has received $120,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help its homeless veterans. Since 2008, HUD has provided vouchers through its Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program to help subsidize housing for homeless veterans in all 50 states. In Louisville they’ve partnered with the Louisville Metro Housing Authority. This […]

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