Las Vegas, NV – September 25, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Dina Titus, Representative of Nevada’s First Congressional District and a Member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, announced $1.5 million in grants have been awarded by the Department of Labor to assist once-incarcerated veterans who are considered “at risk” of experiencing homelessness. U.S. Vets, located in Nevada’s First Congressional District, has been awarded $110,000 and is one of seven organizations across the nation to receive the “Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program” grant. The program will provide referral and counseling services to help transition formerly incarcerated veterans to meaningful employment and address the complex problems they face.
“Eliminating veteran homelessness is a critical goal that we must achieve,” said Titus. “Just as they pledged to never leave a fellow soldier behind, we need to do the same when they return home, including veterans who need a second chance. These funds will help veterans in Las Vegas who are ready to reintegrate into society to get the assistance they need to overcome their past mistakes and return to the workforce.”
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