Lawmakers like Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) agreed, calling the move a “new low” for the Trump administration.
VA Secretary David Shulkin clarified Wednesday that the homeless program is not going anywhere.
There will be absolutely no change in the funding to support our homeless programs.
We will not be shifting any homeless program money to the Choice program.
The President has increased VA homeless program funding by $66 million in his fiscal year 2018 budget.
Over the next six months, I will solicit input from our local VA leaders and external stakeholders on how best to target our funding to the geographical areas that need it most.
Based on that input we will come forward with proposals for fiscal year 2019 on how to improve the targeting of our homeless program funding.