Today, Representative David Price (NC-04) announced that Raleigh-based Passage Home Inc., has received a Department of Veterans Affairs grant worth $153,437 to fight homelessness among low-income veterans. The faith-based nonprofit has been working to fight poverty and homelessness in the Raleigh region since 1991. The grant is one of 151 VA grants being announced this week in 49 states across the country.
"No one who wears the uniform of their country should have to spend nights out in the heat or the cold without a roof over their heads," Rep. Price said. "Ending homelessness among veterans is a critical part of keeping America's commitment to those who have served. This mission is fully consistent with Passage Home's long history of providing basic support with life-changing results to individuals and families in need."
"Passage Home is grateful and proud to provide housing and support services to our veterans," Passage Home CEO Jeanne Tedrow said. "We have been successful serving homeless families for 20 years, helping them become more financially stable, sometimes able to provide services for homeless veterans and their families This grant enables us to fully focus on veterans, their needs and offer services tailored to help them, as they have helped our country through their service. This is the right thing to do."
Passage Home provides a one-year housing stipend and case management services to homeless veterans with dependents, transitioning them from homelessness to permanent housing and helping them achieve financial independence and security. The new grant will allow the organization to double its client base.