WASHINGTON, D.C - New federal resources will provide critical support services for homeless and low-income veterans in Cincinnati. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc. and Talbert House, Inc. in Hamilton County have been awarded new federal grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Supportive Service for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. The grants, $975,871 and $554,182 respectively, will be used to provide supportive services to low-income veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing.  

“The men and women of the Armed Forces have been made a promise that if they defend our country, a grateful nation will provide them with services and benefits they have earned,” Brown, a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, said. “These federal funds are a down payment in the promise to support those who have already given so much to our nation.”

The grant was awarded through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program which aims to prevent and end homelessness among veterans.  The Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc. plans to serve approximately 300 participant households in Cincinnati and surrounding counties.  The Talbert House, Inc. plans to serve 180 participant households in Hamilton County.