Pittsburgh, Allegheny County have "effectively" ended veterans homelessness

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County have "effectively" ended veterans homelessness

Officials said Tuesday that close to 600 homeless veterans have found housing in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County since 2015 thanks to a national program.

Pittsburgh and the county joined veteran advocacy groups in 2014 to create the Pittsburgh Rapid Results Homeless Veterans’ Boot Camp, consisting of service providers across the country to put systems in place to find permanent housing for veterans.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Press Conference Overview - May 1, 2017

Press Conference Overview - May 1, 2017

Watch an overview of some of the press events held at the Capitol Monday.
Monday, May 1, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Wreaths laid in remembrance of U.S military

Wreaths laid in remembrance of U.S military

Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Delaware) joined other members of the House, veterans, and Gold and Blue Star mothers joined together in the Capitol Rotunda to place wreaths to recognize and remember the lives of the United States military.

Monday, December 12, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Task force to focus on veterans issues in Pennsylvania

Task force to focus on veterans issues in Pennsylvania

Lt. Gov. Michael Stack and former-Adjutant General Wesley Craig announced Monday the formation of a task force that will look at veterans issues in Pennsylvania and recommend changes to services, ways to help veterans in need, and bridge the gap for veterans looking for government help or benefits.

 

“You have to be a resource that—not only tells people you have this benefit, or you have this educational benefit, or this mental health benefit that you may need immediately—but then that we make sure that that veteran gets to that service,” Lt. Gov. Stack told members of the media Monday after the task force’s first meeting.

Monday, August 22, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Bill making advertisement of civil service veterans’ preference a requirement advances

Bill making advertisement of civil service veterans’ preference a requirement advances

Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks) is continuing his quest to require the advertisement of the State Civil Service Exam veterans’ preference.

His bill—House Bill 192—would require the director of the State Civil Service Commission to advertise the veterans’ preference on all of the commission’s examination materials, announcements, advertisements, and the commission’s website.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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