Lt. Governor Brown Statement on Maryland Receiving $1.6 Million in Federal Funds to Help Homeless Veterans
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 27, 2012) – Following the announcement by the federal Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs that public housing agencies in Maryland have been awarded over $1.6 million to provide homeless veterans with permanent housing, including case management and other services, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown released the following statement:
“It is simply unacceptable that so many veterans throughout our state and nation have been left without a roof over their heads. We must continue to do all that we can to keep these brave Marylanders from falling through the cracks, and these resources will help our local agencies provide critical housing assistance and supportive services to veterans in need. I thank President Obama for his leadership in the effort to the end the crisis of homelessness among veterans, as well as Maryland’s Congressional Delegation for securing these funds that will help us better serve those who have so bravely served our country.”
Lt. Governor Brown, a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and the nation’s highest-ranking elected official to have served a tour of duty in Iraq, leads the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s efforts to provide veterans with better services and resources.