Congresswoman Shelley Berkley today announced that Nevada will receive nearly $1.2 million in grant funding to help low-income veterans and their families transition to permanent affordable housing. The funding will be used by U.S. Vets and the Las Vegas Clark County Urban League to provide a range of supportive services to eligible veterans and their families.
"This is great news for Nevada veterans and their families who are struggling to find and maintain permanent housing," said Berkley. "These Americans sacrificed to keep our nation secure and we must honor the promises we've made to our veterans, including programs to help ensure they have a roof overhead. These funds will allow U.S. Vets and our local Urban League to assist more than 460 households in Clark County with finding permanent places for these Nevada veterans to call home."
Berkley fought efforts in the House earlier this year to slash funding for important programs that serve America's veterans, including housing assistance for homeless vets in Las Vegas, Reno and other communities.
"While Washington Republicans continue pushing to eliminate programs like those that provide housing assistance to homeless veterans, I am fighting to protect benefits for vets in Nevada and across our nation. I am proud of my record of commitment to Nevada veterans who know they have an ally fighting for them in Congress. That's why I'm shocked Republicans would vote to deny help to veterans living on the streets or to limit job opportunities for vets in need of employment in order to protect taxpayer giveaways to big oil."