Veteran Homelessness News

October 2018


10/31/2018:  DiScala looks to tackle homeless in his childhood neighborhood (The Hour 10/31)

                     Phoenix-area veteran gets makeover [VIDEO] (AZ Family 10/30)

                     Patrick Mahomes volunteers, putting final touches on tiny homes for local veterans (Fox 4 WDAF 10/30)

                     Helping a Homeless Vet Drains Roxbury Social Services Account (TAP into Roxbury 10/30)

                     Program building ‘tiny homes’ for veterans in need (Jackson Newspapers 10/30)

10/30/2018:  Santa Ana homeless shelter will open sooner than expected, judge reveals in court hearing (Orange County Register 10/29)

                     EVENT [11/3]: Christmas Revisited sale set for Saturday (Fremont Tribune 10/29)

                     VA 'Stand Down' event brings help to homeless veterans in Los Angeles [w/VIDEO] (ABC 7 LA 10/29)

10/29/2018:  Asheville business owner ensures homeless vet is laid to rest with dignity (ABC 13 WLOS 10/29)

                     EVENT [11/3]: The 12th Annual Northern Colorado Veterans Stand Down (North Forty News 10/29)

                     How FBI, U.S. Attorneys and VA Can End Veteran Homelessness (Canada Free Press 10/29)

                     The man was homeless till he found a piano on the roads and his life changed (One India 10/29)

                     Deadline is Wed. Oct 31 to Dedicate Flag in Honor of Veteran for Bernards Field of Honor (TAP into Basking Ridge 10/28)

                     Marine Corps veteran overcomes obstacles to help others (Daily Titan 10/28)

10/28/2018:  EVENT [11/2]: New battalion meeting Tuesdays to help homeless vets & needy; clothes closet open soon (Tribune Star 10/28)

                     Homeless Veterans begin to re-build [w/VIDEO] (ABC 27 WKOW 10/27)

10/27/2018:  VA event draws nearly 200 veterans (Daily Sentinel 10/27)

                     'This is all mine': Homeless veteran is now a homeowner [w/VIDEO] (CBS 19 WLTX 10/26-27)

                     Fontana Veterans Resource Center provides many important services (Fontana Herald-News 10/26)

                     PA Live: St. Hedwig's Veteran's Village [w/VIDEO] (PA Homepage 10/26)

                     Lincoln Park Exchange Club aims to lead nation in housing homeless veterans again (News-Herald 10/26)

                     Sen. McCaskill’s Husband Invested in Pro-Veteran Properties: Tried to Evict Homeless Vets (Washington Free Beacon 10/26)

                     Veteran Stand Down: Friday event provided assistance to vets, non-vets (NW Florida Daily News 10/26)

                     San Bernardino County officials continue to try to resolve homelessness crisis (Fontana Herald-News 10/26)

                     'Operation Chill Out' Needs Your Help For Homeless Veterans This Year (Tap Into Scotch Plains/Fanwood 10/26)

10/26/2018:  Russell J. Salvatore Foundation announces $200,000 commitment to Buffalo City Mission (WNY Papers 10/25)

                     Homeless veteran's tiny home collides with Kitsap County code (Kitsap Sun 10/25)

                     EVENT [10/27]: Operation Stand Down happens in Killeen Saturday [VIDEO] (NBC 6 KCEN 10/25)

                     Clothing Closet Will Soon Open to Vets [w/VIDEO] (My Wabash County 10/25)

                     EVENT [11/3]: Stand Down marks two decades of offering a hand to homeless veterans and others (Bradenton Herald 10/25)

                     City of Colorado Springs hosts town hall to get feedback on goals to address homelessness [w/VIDEO] (KRDO 10/25)

                     City to donate unclaimed bicycles to homeless vets and Whaley children (My Fenton 10/25)

10/25/2018:  Friends indeed: a veteran and his constant canine companion (The Acorn 10/25)

                     Multnomah County, City of Portland Planning to Move Hazelnut Grove Homeless Village to St. Johns (Willamette Week 10/25)

                     Army veteran who lived without light, water laid to rest [w/PHOTO GALLERY] (News OK 10/25)

                     EVENT [10/27]: Operation Stand Down Central Texas: Services for homeless this weekend [w/VIDEO] (NBC 6 KCEN 10/24-25)

                     Oklahoma homeless veteran laid to rest, honored with dignified military services [w/VIDEO] (KOCO 5 News 10/24)

                     URGENT HELP NEEDED: Group needs help renovating home for homeless veterans [w/VIDEO] (CBS 5 WNEM)

                     Good Shepherd collecting hats, gloves for Veteran's Home (Trib Live 10/24)

                     360° Inside Old Main: Special VR Walkthrough as Soldiers Home Prepares for Revitalization (Milwaukee Independent 10/24)

                     Local nonprofit Valiant Seed builds tiny homes for at-risk veterans (News-Review 10/24)

10/24/2018:  Mayor's Challenge to End Veterans' Homelessness underway in Abilene (ABC 12 KTXS 10/23)

                     Homeless Oklahoma veteran to be laid to rest with military honors (OK 4 News 10/23)

                     Agencies talk veteran homelessness solutions in West Tennessee [w/VIDEO] (ABC/CBS 7 WBBJ 10/23)

                     Panama City Beach VA clinic to open on Thursday (My Panhandle 10/23)

                     The Baltimore Blast And The Baltimore Station Work To Help Veterans [w/VIDEO] (CBS 13 WJZ 10/23)

                     Rams Twitter roundup: Andrew Whitworth gives Rams tickets to homeless veterans (Rams Wire 10/23)

                     Mayor Williams to launch campaign to end veteran homelessness [w/VIDEO] (Big Country 10/23)

                     Only a few Havasu veterans in Mohave County's housing program (Havasu News 10/22)

10/23/2018:  Tiny homes to provide homeless vets 'a sense of community' [w/VIDEO] (Calgary Herald 10/23)

                     Reno nonprofit on mission to remove barriers facing homeless, job-seeking veterans (North Nevada Business View 10/22)

                     Hirono Receives Meritorious Service Award (Maui Now 10/22)

                     Colorado Coalition for the Homeless steers determined veterans to permanent housing (Denverite 10/22)

                     Helping homeless veterans [w/VIDEO] (KHOU 11 News 10/22)

                     EVENT [Thru 12/5]: Drive to help out homeless, cold veterans (Gardner News 10/22)

                     Strangers help homeless veteran in need (SF Gate 10/22)

                     Once homeless, Navy vet living in Southfield apartment with no heat [w/VIDEO] (Fox 2 News 10/22)

                     Lincoln earns national recognition for work with homeless veterans [w/VIDEO] (ABC 8 KLKN 10/22)

10/22/2018:  United States Daughters of 1812 members donate pillows to vets (Hot Springs Sentinel Record 10/21)

                     Nashville launches program to help homeless veterans (CNN / 3 KRTV10/21)

                     Homeless veteran preps to move into his new, tiny home in a former campground (True Jersey 10/21)

                     COLUMN: City has a plan to address homelessness (The Gazette 10/21)

                     EVENT [10/24]: Homeless Stand Down set for Oct. 24 in Lorain (The Morning Journal 10/21)

                     Left in Cold by VA Med Center, Homeless Veteran Finds Kindness in Strangers (Boston Globe 10/21)

                     Elkhart bikers ride to honor fallen heroes, raising money for veteran tiny homes [w/VIDEO] (ABC 57 News 10/21)

                     Prop. C on SF ballot would tap biggest businesses to raise millions for homeless (San Francisco Chronicle 10/21)

10/21/2018:  Helping Homeless Veterans On Long Island (Long Island Weekly 10/21)

                     Volunteers turn out to start initial construction of Nine Line Foundation Veteran’s Village (Savannah Now 10/20)

                     Annual event at Yakima's State Fair Park serves hundreds of veterans, family members (Yakima Herald 10/20)

                     Veterans find new affordable housing in old Santa Rosa firehouse (The Press Democrat 10/19)

                     Veterans Affairs Secretary tours Anchorage homeless veterans event (NBC 2 KTUU 10/19)

10/20/2018:  Veteran homelessness is on the rise across the US. In SC, it’s falling (Post & Courier 10/19)

                     HUD, local VA announce more housing vouchers to help homeless veterans (Midland Daily News 10/19)

                     Professing Faith: What we can do for the weakest among us (Redlands Daily Facts 10/19)

                     EVENT [11/2]: Veteran Affairs Office holding coat drive [w/VIDEO] (We Are Iowa 10/19)

                     Seeing warriors through winter (Montrose Press 10/19)

                     Homeless veterans wrap Stand Down with praise (The Reporter 10/18)

1019/2018:   Think small? New initiative offers tiny houses to homeless vets (Military Times 10/18)

                     Another tiny home to help homeless veteran could be coming to Quincy [w/VIDEO] (NBC WGEM 10/18)

                     Guest Commentary: 'Worst of the worst' is some of the best (San Diego Union-Tribune 10/18)

                     Ft. Jackson drill sergeant in ‘Ms. Veteran America’ - advocates for homeless female veterans [w/VIDEO] (NBC 10 WIS 10/19)

                     College Dedicates New Veteran Residence [w/AUDIO] (WAMC Radio 10/18)

                     Former homeless veteran's mural highlights the journey of a soldier [w/VIDEO] (NBC 13 WEAU 10/18)

                     San Antonio veterans get free dental care [w/VIDEO] (News 4 San Antonio 10/18)

                     How one homeless Hall County family struggles, and how you can help (Gainesville Times 10/18)

10/18/2018:  Clara White Mission plans tiny house community for homeless veterans in LaVilla [w/VIDEO] (CBS 47 / Fox 30 10/18)

                     Group raising money to buy house for homeless women veterans (Akron Beacon Journal 10/18)

                     Veteran: Tiny Houses for Homeless Vets Make a Lot of Sense (WTHI 10 News 10/18)

                     New housing for homeless and disabled veterans opens in Myrtle Beach (ABC 15 News 10/17)

                     Housing Authority Begins Construction on Housing for Homeless Veterans (Santa Barbara Noozhawk 10/17)

                     EVENT [11/10]: Stand Down event, Nov. 10, brings needed services to homeless Veterans (Racine County Eye 10/17)

                     Ms. Senior America pageant gives Norfolk woman, a veteran, a platform to help the homeless (Omaha World-Herald 10/17)

                     Local veteran services organizations come together to help homeless vets [w/VIDEO] (Fox 21 News 10/16)

                     North Bay Stand Down nourishes veterans in need (The Reporter 10/16)

10/17/2018:  All Laws that make it a Crime to be Homeless should be Repealed (Other Words 10/17)

                     Despite homelessness declining in Lincoln, events like Project Homeless Connect are vital [w/VIDEO] (ABC 8 KLKN 10/17)

                     Law enforcement, groups, conduct outreach to city’s homeless (Times-Herald 10/16)

                     NCHV Awards Hirono (Big Island Now 10/16)

10/16/2018:  Vets deserve our gratitude, honor (Boston Herald 10/16)

                     EVENT [10/19]: Charleston VA Hosts 19th Annual Veteran Stand Down Against Homelessness (The Chronicle 10/16)

                     Veteran gets a fresh start at Valor Home (The Chronicle 10/16)

                     VA formally opens clinic that caters to homeless veterans [w/VIDEO] (KSLA 12 News 10/16)

                     Veteran finds new purpose helping military families [w/VIDEO] (CBS 9 WUSA 10/16)

                     The 9:01: Should the Memphis Union Mission charge the homeless for shelter? [w/VIDEO] (Commercial Appeal 10/16)

                     Veteran shares how Stand Down Event changed his life [w/VIDEO] (NBC 5 KOAA 10/16)

                     EVENT [10/31]: High Country Stand Down offers winter gear to veterans Oct. 31 (Williams News 10/16)

                     North Bay Stand Down gives homeless veterans hope, help (The Reporter 10/15-16)

                     Local Family Launches Crusade to Help Homeless Veterans (Franchising 10/15)

10/15/2018:  Fighting Homelessness among Female Vets takes a Special Approach (Nation Swell 10/15)

                     Stocking the shelves: Veterans Outreach turns to community to help with new place (The Journal Times 10/15)

                     Discounted Shopping for Veterans Through Homeless Veterans Program ( 10/15)

                     EVENT [10/19]: Ann Fish: Time for annual Veterans Stand Down event (Rockingham Now 10/14)

                     Local Homeless Vets get a Place to Call home (WBSM 10/14) 

                     Ben Carson, local veterans discuss housing program [w/SLIDESHOW] (MRT 10/14)

10/13/2018:  You can help a homeless veteran (Johnson City Press 10/13)

                     VA: More Vouchers Available to Help Homeless Vets Pay Rent (US News & World Report 10/13)

                     NDVets Host Annual Gala To Honor And Benefit Veterans (Santa Monica Patch 10/13)

                     Veterans housing facility in Weymouth offers model for state (Patriot Ledger 10/12)

                     Newberg aims to find housing for homeless vets (Newberg Graphic 10/12)

                     Lawton Stand Down helps homeless veterans [w/VIDEO] (ABC 7 News 10/12)

                     $1 million grant will help homeless veterans in Texas [w/VIDEO] (ABC 3 KIII 10/12)

                     Local veteran posts conduct clothing drive (Sabetha Herald 10/12)

10/12/2018:  Homeless Air Force veteran and street artist receives national attention after stranger buys his work (ABC 13 10/11)

                     Veteran stand down event supports local homeless veterans [w/VIDEO] (ABC 23 News 10/11)

                     Homeless veterans in Winnebago, Boone Counties helped with grant (CBS 23 WIFR 10/11)

                     Grimes man hopes haunted house benefits homeless veterans (Des Moines Register 10/11)

                     Springfield honors local woman veteran (Daily Times 10/11)

                     ELECTION: County seeks renewal of veterans millage (Argus-Press 10/11)

                     EVENT [10/13]: Veterans helping veterans: Oktoberfest planned for this weekend [w/VIDEO] (Fox 17 Nashville 10/11)

                     EVENTS [10/17, 25]: City develops homeless action plan (updated times) (Colorado Springs Business Journal 10/11)

10/11/2018:  EVENT [10/13]: Free Services for Homeless Vets Saturday in Augusta [Maine] (Q106.5 News 10/11)

                     Waterloo gets housing vouchers for homeless vets (The Courier 10/10)

                     Judge rules in favor of Liberty Lane veterans housing in Redlands (Redlands Daily 10/10)

                     Collishaw: Prop. 1 gives people chance for homeownership (Bakersfield Online 10/10)

                     Springs announces Homelessness Action Plan (Colorado Springs Independent 10/10)

                     Lincoln veterans get good news on VA clinic, homelessness (Lincoln Journal-Star 1/10)

                     Springfield gets $114,000 to help homeless veterans (Fox 55/29 IL 10/9)

                     Veterans’ shelter project moving forward (Polk County Itemizer Observer 10/9)

10/10/2018:  Follow-up—Local scout’s aid to vets earns Eagle status (Bay Net 10/9)

                     Do your part to help build a tiny home veteran village [w/VIDEO] (NBC 12 KGET 10/9)

                     Housing Authority works to curb veteran homelessness (NBC 7 KWWL 10/9)

                     Nonprofit tackles problem of veterans sleeping in their cars [w/VIDEO] (KRON 4 News 10/8-9)

                     Groundbreaking ceremony held for new veteran housing project in Santa Barbara [w/VIDEO] (NBC 6 KSBY 10/8)

10/09/2018:  The Baltimore Station expands workforce development programming (The Daily Record 10/8)

                     ‘Veterans Stand Down’ at Carver Park (East Tennesseean 10/8)

10/08/2018:  Fillmore County Veterans Home, now more than a dream (Fillmore County Journal 10/8)

                     New housing for veterans in Wilmington [w/VIDEO] (WDEL 101.7 10/8)

                     People’s City Mission CEO Responds to Lincoln’s “Functional Zero” Designation, Vet Homeless [w/AUDIO] (KLIN 1400 10/8)

                     Dental care for all veterans (Iron Mountain Daily News 10/8)

                     Volunteers Collect Canned Goods to Feed Hungry Veterans [w/VIDEO] (WTHI 10 News 10/8)

                     Valor Home in Lorain unveils new women's facility (The Morning Journal 10/7)

10/07/2018:  Vietnam veteran loses home and possessions to fire (Cheektowaga Chronicle 10/7)

                     Event focuses on veteran's mental health [w/VIDEO] (CBS 23 WIFR 106)

                     Homeless veterans prepare for winter at annual Goodwill Stand Down (Journal Star 10/6)

                     Stand Down honors veterans and provides services (Journal Standard 10/6)

                     Effort to Feed Veterans in Need (Wabash Valley 10/6)

10/06/2018:  New Outlook on Life (Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls Press 10/6)

                     Program provides permanent housing for homeless vets (103.9 WRBI 10/6)

                     Lincoln Effectively Ends Veteran Homelessness (1400 KLIN 10/5)

                     Mayor says veteran homelessness at 'functional zero', announces veterans parade (1011 KOLN/KGIN 10/5)

                     Houston Stand Down helps homeless veterans with services and supplies (TMC News 10/5)

                     Unclaimed Veterans receive full military funeral [w/VIDEO] (Fox 57 WACH 10/5)

                     First Veteran’s Stand Down a success (Plumas County News 10/5)

                     New project in Roseburg aims to give affordable housing to veterans (CBS 13 KVAL 10/5)

                     Nearly $300,000 for veteran housing subsidy coming to Redding, Shasta County [w/VIDEO] (Record Searchlight 10/5)

10/05/2018:  Solano, Napa to get housing vouchers for homeless vets (Vallejo Times-Herald 10/4-5)

                     Army veteran off the street thanks to ‘Jesus Loves You Ministries” [w/VIDEO] (Wink News 10/4-5)

                     Nestor Aliga: Operation Hand Up for homeless or at-risk veterans (Times-Herald 10/4)

                     HUD and VA to help homeless veterans in Redding and Shasta County (ABC 7 CRSR 10/4)

                     Federal agencies provide nearly $783,000 to help Colorado homeless vets (Denver Post 10/4)

                     Federal program spends $5.3 million to help homeless veterans in Bay Area, Central Valley get housing (SF Chronicle 10/4)

                     Once-Homeless Navy Veteran Strives to Grace Maxim Cover to Help At-Risk Youth (Sputnik News 10/4)

                     Transitional House to Help Homeless Veteran Women Opens in Maplewood [w/VIDEO] (ABC 5 KSTP 10/4)

                     Big money coming to San Antonio for homeless veterans [w/VIDEO] (NBC 4 SA 10/3)