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Iowa City program gets money to help homeless vets

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Congressman Dave Loebsack announced Thursday that Shelter House Community Shelter and Transitional Services in Iowa City will receive $105,425 to provide job training for homeless veterans.  This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

"We have a moral obligation to serve those who have worn our country's uniform with the same dignity and honor with which they have served our nation," said Loebsack. "Yet far too many veterans are struggling to find work in this economic downturn and homelessness is far too prevalent amongst our veteran population. "

Shelter House Community Shelter and Transitional Services will use this competitive grant to offer occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services for homeless veterans.  HVRP is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of veterans who are homeless.

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