US vets selected Guam as a satellite location to provide emergency housing for veterans

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US vets selected Guam as a satellite location to provide emergency housing for veterans

by: Office of Senator Frank B. Aguon, Jr. | .
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published: December 18, 2014

(Thursday, December 18, 2014, Hagåtña, Guam) Senator Frank B. Aguon, Jr., releases the following statement on the Homeless Veteran Grant Subsidies Contract awarded to the United States Veterans Initiative (US Vets), a non-profit organization based in Kapolei, Hawaii:
   
“I am thankful to the US Vets non-profit organization for selecting Guam as a satellite location to provide emergency housing services to our local veterans who are houseless or are at imminent risk of being houseless,” said Senator Frank B. Aguon, Jr. “The expectation of living one night outside with no roof over your head in order to meet the definition of being a "homeless veteran" is not how they define homelessness- their criteria will either be direct outreach or referral based.”

The emergency housing shelter is located in Latte Heights and will be accepting veterans who meet their criteria of homelessness beginning January 18, 2015.  The one (1) year per diem program would service five (5) beds and is available to only male veterans for single occupancy.  In order for the organization to get paid, the beds must be occupied by a qualifying veteran- this is the provision within the per diem grant.

For more information, please contact US Vet representative Nate Masunari at: nmasunari@usvetsinc.org.

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