Tenney introduces Return Home to Housing Act to assist homeless vets

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Congresswoman Claudia Tenney, joined with Congresswoman Nikema Williams, D-05, from Georgia, to introduce H.R. 5606, the Return Home to Housing Act. 

This bipartisan bill works to combat the homelessness epidemic facing America’s veterans. Joining Tenney and Williams in introducing the legislation are Reps. Sara Jacobs, D-53, from California, and Andrew R. Garbarino, R-02, Sayville. 

“The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Grant and Per Diem Program funds community agencies that provide services, including transitional housing, to homeless veterans. The bill will raise the maximum allowable rate that the VA can reimburse to service providers for supplying transitional housing to veterans. The Return Home to Housing Act will help housing providers supply more housing to homeless veterans in need by ensuring they are adequately reimbursed for their costs,” notes a release.

In a statement, Tenney continued, “Veterans who served their country should never have to contend with homelessness … Through greater awareness, support, and targeted investments, we can end this scourge. I’m honored to partner with Congresswoman Williams on a bipartisan bill to tackle this issue by ensuring organizations dedicated to this fight have the necessary resources to help homeless veterans. I will always back our heroes, who have served and sacrificed so much on our behalf.”

Full text of the bill can be found online at: https://bit.ly/3vufxwk

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