from The Hill
The Department of Veterans Affairs is slashing funding for a key program that helps provide housing to homeless veterans, according to a new report.
Politico reports the VA told advocates and state officials in a call last week that the $460 million program would essentially end.
VA Secretary David Shulkin reportedly told those on the call that the money for the program would now go to VA hospitals for use as they see fit. The hospitals must show that they are working to deal with homelessness as part of their work, according to Politico.
Elisha Harig-Blaine of the National League of Cities told Politico after the call that the VA was “putting at risk the lives of men and women who’ve served this country.”