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Homeless heroes: Vets get lost in bureaucracy after leaving armed services

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Along the sunbaked banks of the Rio Hondo, Benny Perea squats in a squalid homeless camp littered with trash and reeking of urine and feces. The 78-year-old Navy veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars has few possessions: denim shorts, … Continue reading

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Compton military vet, single mom gets new home

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Kamil Taylor-Diggs had always done things for herself — something she thought would never change, even when she found herself broke, unemployed and homeless in Las Vegas. “This was very stressful and frustrating because I had had a very nice … Continue reading

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Massachusetts unveils new plan to help homeless veterans

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Massachusetts officials unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday that they say will virtually end homelessness among military veterans over the next three years. Continue reading

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Hip-hop artist T.I. to launch campaign to help homeless veterans

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Atlanta Hip-Hop star T.I. is launching a new global humanitarian campaign, aimed at supporting homeless veterans.

T.I. will launch the “Give Like A King” campaign Friday in Atlanta to announce the campaign. Continue reading

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Group: ‘Alarming’ rise in homeless Iraq, Afghanistan veterans

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A federal report says the number of ex-service members sleeping in parks, under bridges or in public spaces declined by 7 percent this year.
But other advocates say they still are seeing an “alarming” rise in younger homeless veterans, many of whom fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading

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Hundreds of veterans find care, services during East Bay Stand Down

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PLEASANTON — Riley Berry, 60, sat on his cot and looked out from his tent to the mountains that border the west side of Pleasanton. “They bring back memories of Monkey Mountain,” he said with a heavy sigh, thinking of … Continue reading

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Analysis: Comparing Obama’s promises to pace of reforms for veterans

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One day in June, President Barack Obama slipped into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to visit soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. On the same day, unemployed Iraq veteran Nick Tivas was at a job fair across the capital, hoping to land a job and frustrated with his VA care. Continue reading

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Swords to Plowshares will use $1 million to help low income veterans

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Swords to Plowshares, a San Francisco-based veteran service agency, is one of 151 community-based organizations nationwide to receive the Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families grant. The grant will provide assistance to 330 very low income veterans … Continue reading

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VA gives nearly $100 million to help at-risk and homeless veterans

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The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it would award nearly $100 million in grants to groups that help homeless veterans as well as those at risk of becoming homeless. Continue reading

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Senate committee trying to find safe housing for homeless female veterans

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The federal government is trying to continue in its mission to eliminate veteran homelessness over the next five years. Continue reading

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