Great Falls Tribune: Grant will help homeless veterans

Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus announced last week that Montana will receive more than $300,000 to provide housing opportunities to homeless veterans.

The $325,181 grant for housing vouchers comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s popular Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program. The initiative works with local housing and support groups to provide eligible homeless veterans with services that aid recovery from physical and mental health conditions resulting from homelessness.

“This assistance goes a long way in helping us live up to our responsibilities to Montana’s veterans,” said Tester, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. “More Montana veterans are coming home every day, and we have to make sure they have the tools they need to succeed. Sometimes that starts with a safe place to live so they can find work, go to school and care for themselves and their families.”