Returning Veterans Need Help Now More Than Ever

Returning veteran are finding their previous jobs shipped off shore, and unemployment rates among veterans is rising. Programs such as the Veterans Affordable Housing Program are more necessary than ever. - taliesin.morguefile

Although President Barrack Obama combats veteran unemployment through well-intentioned legislation, the situation is still grim for veterans of America’s recent and on-going wars. Returning servicemen and women are finding a hard job climate, with unemployment recently found to be higher than thirteen percent for new veterans. Data from 2009, shows that 75,000 Iraq (OIF) and […]

January 15, 2012

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VOW to Hire Heroes Act Helps, but Misses Housing and Aid

President Obama is trying to tackle veteran unemployment, but still can not help homeless veterans. Programs such as the Veterans Affordable Housing Program are more necessary than ever. - jusben.morguefile

While the nation struggles with an 8.6% unemployment rate, veterans of the War on Terror and other U.S. engagements are suffering with over 13%. To help combat the over 850,000 jobless veterans in the country, President Obama signed into law the Vow to Hire Heroes Act. This act attempts to stimulate the hiring of unemployed […]

December 24, 2011

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A Special Tribute to Our Military by Gene Simmons and the Veterans Affordable Housing Program

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As the holidays are in full swing, we would like to take the time to thank all our current and past service men and women who have dedicated their lives to defend our nation and liberty. If you are a veteran or know a veteran who is in need of housing assistance please take the […]

December 5, 2011

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States attempt to prepare for veteran influx

A massive influx of veterans will tax state resources, making programs such as the Veterans Affordable Housing Program all the more needed - taliesin.morguefile

As the main withdraw from Iraq approaches, many states are facing a massive influx of new veterans returning home, some as early as the holidays. In October, President Obama announced that the United States’ military operations in Iraq would cease before the year’s end. The United States has been involved in ongoing military operations in […]

November 15, 2011

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Los Angeles California Vets Denied Housing at Giant VA Campus

Los Angeles blocks entry to a housing campus designed specifically to provide homes to veterans - mensatic.morguefile

CNN reports that 400 acres of land set aside for veterans housing is unused in Los Angeles, and that 8,000 homeless veterans are being denied entry by the government. The property was donated in 1888 to “establish, construct and permanently maintain” a housing campus for American veterans, and for almost a hundred years a small […]

October 26, 2011

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Lawsuit: Banks Cheated Vets With Fees

Banks have been cheating veterans and American taxpayers out of hundreds of millions of dollars. These veterans were seeking financial help in getting affordable housing through the Department of Veterans Affairs - southernfried.morguefile

Recent developments in a lawsuit launched in 2006 were unsealed by a federal court in Atlanta shows that a variety of banking organizations and mortgage groups have been defrauding veterans and taxpayers with a scheme to cover-up illegal fees, resulting in loses of hundreds of millions of dollars. The lawsuit claims that veterans which applied […]

October 15, 2011

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Congress Delays Bill Helping Veterans Get Homes

Many veterans seeking a new affordable home are at risk due a congressional delay - cohdra.morguefile

Due to congress delaying a bill which would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to lower rates on home loans, many veterans are now facing higher costs and delays in closing loans to gain access to new homes. The VA declined to give additional details, but bank owners such as Scott Thigpen is afraid of […]

October 1, 2011

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How is California supporting its veterans?

Veterans hope that Governor Jerry Brown can help with their problems, but know that local charities and non-profits are their best bet - Mary R. Vogt.morguefile

Veteran Michael Blecker hopes that California can keep up with the demand of new veterans as the wars in the middle east continue. As one of the most populous states in the country, California has provided a large number of its citizens as soldiers in recent conflicts. Unfortunately the state is ill-equiped to handle the […]

September 11, 2011

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VA to Focus on Women Veterans

Female homeless veterans and their families are at risk - anitapatterson.morguefile

“MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 27, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Department of Veterans Affairs top health care official admitted that his agency is playing catch-up when it comes to delivering care to female veterans. A survey of women veterans last winter commissioned by The American Legion resulted in a similar opinion. But Robert A. Petzel, VA’s under […]

August 28, 2011

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Troop Retirement, Health Care May Face Cuts

Retired Veteran - Mary R. Vogt, morgueFile

“Health care, retirement and benefits for the military are all potential targets for cuts as the nation struggles to rein in spending, the top U.S. military officer told anxious troops on two warfronts. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that while the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan […]

August 9, 2011

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