Veterans

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President Trump is expected to sign a measure that clarifies a previous law that inadvertently made affordable federal mortgage loans unattainable for veterans.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo honored three World War II veterans on Long Island on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

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Democratic state senators from Long Island want to try their hands at introducing a bill that gives the families of fallen soldiers from New York access to free tuition at state colleges and universities.

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New York Assembly Democrats blocked a bill from advancing that would have provided free college tuition to families of military personnel who were killed in the line of duty.

HUD Grants Millions To Combat Homelessness In Region

Feb 12, 2019
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The federal government will give $13 million in grants to help end homelessness on Long Island.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development will split the money between nearly 35 programs.

United Veterans Beacon House in Suffolk County will receive a little more than $175,000 to assist homeless vets. Other programs will get funding to help seniors.

The grant will also help survivors of domestic violence.

In Connecticut groups will receive $49 million towards homeless assistance programs.

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