September 20, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Mark Udall congratulated two Denver nonprofits, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and Volunteers of America’s Colorado branch, on receiving more than $1.2 million in competitive grant funds to pre critical housing services to homeless veterans.
“Our veterans have sacrificed much to protect our freedom, and it is critical that we provide support to those who have fallen on hard times,” Udall said. “These grants will help us continue to address one of the most difficult problems our veterans face when they return home, and help them get back on their feet and succeed.”
The competitive grants, funded through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Grant and Per Diem Program, are:
- $1.2 million for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. The funds will allow it to provide a daily average of 25 beds for homeless veterans at apartments throughout Denver.
- Per diem support for veterans through the Homeless and Volunteers of America’s Colorado branch. The funds will flow through a program that provides eight beds for homeless veterans.
Udall, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been a vocal supporter of Colorado’s veterans. He recently addressed the U.S. Senate, asking his colleagues to pass the Veterans’ Job Corps Act of 2012.