A new initiative from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development department will help homeless veterans with mental health issues find housing. HUD Secretary Julián Castro made the announcement in Seattle today.
HUD is partnering with the department of Veterans Affairs to help get veterans connected to housing and to VA services.
This new round of money will help about 9-thousand veterans across the country. That's about a fifth of the overall population of homeless veterans in the U.S.