Lehigh Valley Fund to Help Homeless Vets Get State Funding

Written by on February 11, 2020

Lehigh Valley fund to help homeless vets get state funding

By Chloe Nouvelle

February 11, 2020

Photo Chloe Nouvelle / WLVR

A new effort to help homeless veterans in the Lehigh Valley is getting a boost from the state.

State Senator Pat Browne helped secure $200,000 in state funding for the Lehigh Valley homeless veterans fund.

“We have to make sure that those who are willing to step up as citizens to protect our most basic ideals are taken care of. That’s an obligation of our community and obligation of our nation,” says Browne. “And that will continue to be a tragedy as long as any of our veterans are homeless.”

Browne says there were 38 homeless veterans in the Valley last year.

The Lehigh Valley community foundation will manage the funds and distribute grants to local organizations.

Officials say the $200,000 allocation is the largest state investment to date aimed at ending homelessness veterans in the Lehigh Valley.

Senator Pat Browne describes the issue of veterans’ homelessness as a tragedy.

“Right now we have 38 veterans IN THE LEHIGH valley that are considered homeless and one is too many,” says Browne.

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