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Non-Profits Serving Central, South Coasts Get $4 Million To Fight Homelessness Among Veterans

Three non-profit organizations on the Central and South Coasts received more than $4 million dollars in federal grants to fight homelessness among veterans. The grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs include $2 million dollars for the group “People Assisting The Homeless,” in San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles Counties, $1.6 million dollars for the Salvation Army in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties, and $365,000 for “New Beginnings” in Santa Barbara. The money is intended to help get homeless and low-income veterans and their families into permanent homes.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.