Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Boozman Introduces Legislation to Protect Veterans Housing Programs

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) to introduce legislation that authorizes federal homeless veteran programs. The Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act would ensure seven Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Labor programs would continue to operate in the next fiscal year. Without action, authorization for critical programs that provide outreach and services to homeless veterans and their families would expire on September 30, 2016.

Boozman, Hirono Introduce Legislation To Keep Veterans Housing Programs Alive

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) to introduce legislation that authorizes federal homeless veteran programs for the next fiscal year. The Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act would ensure seven Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Labor programs would continue to operate for the next fiscal year.

Cotton Statement on the Death of John Paul Hammerschmidt

“Today, I join all Arkansans in mourning the death of former Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt. A proud son of Harrison, John Paul was a decorated World War II pilot who represented Arkansas in Congress for 26 years. His contributions to Arkansas’s infrastructure system were invaluable and his legacy lives on in highways, waterways, and bridges across our state

Senators Boozman & Tester Seek Improvements to Homeless Veterans Programs

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Jon Tester (D-MT), members of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, introduced legislation to fight veteran homelessness by reauthorizing current programs and clarifying qualifications for existing housing assistance benefits.

Pryor, Boozman, Griffin Announce Grant for Little Rock Homeless Veterans Shelter

U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-2), today announced that St. Francis House received a grant for $183,750 from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing services for chronically mentally ill homeless veterans in Little Rock

Walz and Boozman Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Homelessness Amongst Veterans

October 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Tim Walz (MN-01) and Rep. John Boozman (AR-3) introduced bipartisan legislation to help prevent veterans with VA home loans from becoming homeless due to foreclosure. The legislation mandates that the VA notify its homelessness case managers within seven days of a VA home loan going into default and that the case manager assigned put in place a plan to prevent the veteran from subsequently becoming homeless due to the foreclosure.

Walz and Boozman Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Homelessness Amongst Veterans

September 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Rep. Tim Walz (MN-01) and Rep. John Boozman (AR-3) introduced bipartisan legislation to help prevent veterans with VA home loans from becoming homeless due to foreclosure. The legislation mandates that the VA notify its homelessness case managers within seven days of a VA home loan going into default and that the case manager assigned put in place a plan to prevent the veteran from subsequently becoming homeless due to the foreclosure

HUD ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR ARKANSAS TORNADO VICTIMS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to ten tornado-ravaged counties in Arkansas and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms, high winds and flooding. This assistance includes foreclosure relief for families whose homes are insured through HUD's Federal Housing Administration (FHA)

HUD ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR ARKANSAS TORNADO VICTIMS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to ten tornado-ravaged counties in Arkansas and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms, high winds and flooding. This assistance includes foreclosure relief for families whose homes are insured through HUD's Federal Housing Administration (FHA)

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RUTLEDGE ANNOUNCES IZARD COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR PROPERTY THEFT

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the conviction of an Izard County man for property theft by deception. Clifton Davis pleaded guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court and was sentenced to five years probation and to pay $5,232 in restitution to the Arkansas Medicaid Program, $500 in fines and court costs