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For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2019
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Olga Vega
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Commissioner Diaz urges protection of veterans’ homelessness program

MIAMI – The Miami-Dade County Commission on Feb. 20 unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz to urge Congress to preserve funding for a federal homelessness program for veterans.

The resolution is in response to threatened cuts to the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program, which combines Housing and Urban Development housing vouchers and VA supportive services to help homeless veterans and their families find and sustain permanent housing.

In 2018, approximately 38,000 veterans in the United States were homeless or did not have safe and stable housing.

“Veterans are our heroes, and for anyone who served this country in uniform to be living on the streets is heartbreaking and should never be allowed to happen in America,” Commissioner Diaz said.