The Senate has passed legislation introduced by Sen. Juan M. Pichardo (D-Dist. 2, Providence) that would give homeless veterans an edge when seeking public housing assistance. The measure, which passed the Senate 37-0, now heads to the House of Representatives
Governor Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Representatives James Langevin and David N. Cicilline, members of the Rhode Island General Assembly and veterans broke ground today on a new Rhode Island Veterans Home. Rhode Island voters approved a $94 million bond in 2012 for a new 208-bed home to serve the state's veterans. The new Veterans Home will be built on the 110-acre site of the current Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol.
WASHINGTON, DC - July 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- In an effort to prevent veteran homelessness, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced grants for two veteran advocacy non-profits. Operation Stand Down Rhode Island will receive $500,000 to serve about 440 households throughout the state. Veterans Inc. will receive $1 million to serve veterans in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. The grants are being awarded from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program whose mission is to prevent and end homelessness among veterans
WASHINGTON, DC - July 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island will receive $114,275 in federal funding to provide housing assistance to homeless veterans