PIERRE | U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson says a nonprofit organization based in Sioux Falls is receiving a federal grant of more than $1 million to help homeless military veterans move from the streets into homes.

Johnson says the Volunteers of America, Dakotas will use the grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to support 25 homeless veterans a day.

The senator is chairman of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee. He says one of his top priorities is to make sure all veterans have a place to call home.

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shunkaska

We must be the only family that takes care of each other. How does a family allow a loved one to be homeless...I guess to them its Ok for some one elses dime to take care of their family..to me this should be against the law for a homeless person to be on the street, if their family doesn't want them in their house than they should pay for their room, unless the churches would see fit to house them(they will spend millions in other counties)........but never a tax payers dime should be used for this

BHborn

OK -- now, Senator Johnson -- please publish a monthly report explaining line-by-line, item-by-item where every dollar of this million goes. Want to bet that most of it goes to other than the homeless veterans?

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