Longview, Texas (Longview News-Journal) —
Of the 1.6 million U.S. military veterans living in Texas, on any given night between Longview and Texarkana several hundred are believed to be sleeping on the ground, in a tent, a room someone gave them or in a homeless shelter.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs this past week announced nearly $300 million in grants to help the nation’s approximate 120,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families.
Community Healthcore in Longview announced receipt of a $211,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission to deal with the issue — $30,000 of which is strictly to fund the Veteran & Family Housing Program.
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