HUD: 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Released

Homelessness Increase in California Offsets Combined Decrease in All other States;Continued Declines Noted Among Veterans and Families with Children Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress. The report certified last month by HUD Secretary Ben Carson, found that 567,715 persons experienced […]

HUD: VA and HUD Announce Support to Help Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes

HUD-VASH voucher to provide housing for 3,302 veterans In a continuing effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $29.3 million to 216 local public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country to provide a […]

SBA: New Initiative Assists Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life, Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners

As National Veterans Small Business Week came to a close, three Atlantic Region federal agencies are carrying on its mission with a new initiative to assist both Veterans transitioning to civilian life as well as their families through entrepreneurship and small business ownership. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), U.S. […]

ABA: New Infographic Offers Tips to Protect Members of the Military from Potential Scams

In honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month and Veterans Day, the American Bankers Association Foundation, the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) and Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust (BBB Institute) have joined forces to educate veterans, active duty service members and their families on financial […]

SBA: Celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week 2019

Veteran-owned businesses contribute nearly $1 trillion each year to U.S. The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the accomplishments of veteran, service member, and military spouse small business owners nationwide during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 4-8. “This week is dedicated to celebrating the nation’s 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses who contribute nearly […]

ABA: US Chamber Foundation and ABA Partner to Expand Bank Hiring Opportunities for Veterans

Community Banks Encouraged to Participate in Hiring Our Heroes Program A new partnership between the American Bankers Association and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation will expand veteran hiring opportunities at banks across the nation. The partnership, announced at the ABA’s annual convention in Seattle, will enable more community banks […]

SBA: 2020 National Small Business Week Award Nomination Period Now Open

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards. Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. As […]

SBA: Boots to Business Program Reaches 100,000 Veteran Participant Milestone

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced this week that more than 100,000 current and aspiring veteran business owners have participated in the Boots to Business training course since the program began in January 2013. “The SBA is all about powering the American dream. This is no different for the veteran business community,” said Larry […]

HUD: $2.9 Million Awarded to 25 Tribes to Provide Housing for Native American Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Tribal HUD-VASH to assist Native American Veterans The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today renewed $2.9 million in grants to 25 Tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) that provide housing and supportive services to Native American Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. […]