Homeless Veterans

 

 

Spending hike sought to help end veterans homelessness | McClatchy Darren Spencer a former homeless veteran and his 18yearold son Lamont Spencer pose in their Tacoma Washington apartment Wednesday April 4 2012 | Lui Kit

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In Tacoma: Help needed to send homeless to college


Chalaia Smith is determined to become something more than a statistic.

“There’s a stereotype with homeless youth – that we are all troublemakers, that we’ll always be homeless,” said the graduating Foss High School senior. Smith has other ideas. The 18-year-old is headed to Washington State University, with her eye on a career in veterinary medicine.

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Section 8 voucher program has been around for nearly 40 years

“These kinds of cuts are really unprecedented,” Rice told me. “The Section 8 voucher program has been around for nearly 40 years—it was created during the Nixon Administration and has had strong, bipartisan support for its entire history. Part of that support has consisted of Congress providing adequate money to ensure that the vouchers currently used by families are renewed from year to year.”

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