Grant funding will assist veterans

The Texas Veterans Commission awarded a grant providing direct services to North Texas veterans and their families.

The City of Fort Worth applied for and was awarded $600,000. Of that total, $300,000 is for general assistance and $300,000 for home modifications.

The general assistance funds benefit the Forward Home Veteran Assistance Program, through which Fort Worth was able to serve more than 150 veterans and their dependents last year with rent, mortgage and utility payments. This year, the program is committed to serving at least 180 veterans and their dependents.

The home modification assistance funds Housing for Heroes grants, which assist Texas veterans and their families in obtaining, maintaining and improving housing. The local goal is to serve 25 veteran households in Tarrant County by providing home accessibility modifications, heating and air, water and sewer, electrical system improvements, and roof repairs.

Veterans in need of services can call 817-392-5790 or visit the programs for veterans page.

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