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VA has grants for homeless services

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for the Gulf Coast is hosting its first Homeless Summit on Tuesday to get out word about VA programs and funding available for community organizations to assist homeless veterans.

The VA estimates 623 homeless veterans are in the VA Gulf Coast Health Care System service area, which runs from the Louisiana-Mississippi line to Panama City Beach, Fla.

The national goal for the Department of Veteran Affairs is to end homelessness for veterans by October 2014.

Wendyann Wyatt, chief of social work service for the Gulf Coast, tells The Sun Herald VA programs are aligned with that goal.

The program will be held at the recreation hall on the VA campus in Biloxi.

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