Michelle Obama has sent out a plea to all property owners in America this winter.
The first lady is asking for every landlord to open up vacant units for homeless veterans living on the street.
In her statement, Mrs. Obama ensures property owners that they would receive monthly rent checks as well as staff support if they accepted HUD vash vouchers from veterans.
Obama urged more landlords to get involved with the “Supportive Services for Veteran Families” programs, in order to make a difference in the lives of people who have laid their lives on the line for this country.
In January of 2014 there were 49,993 veterans living in freezing conditions on the streets of the country they fought for.
Obama hopes to drastically lower the number of homeless veterans come next January.
The FLOTUS made this statement via the White House:
“You all have the power to open doors for our vets and give them the stability they deserve and help our country solve an issue swept under the rug for far too long. This isn’t just the patriotic thing to do, it can also be the smart thing to do for your business. Through federal efforts, like HUD Vash Vouchers or the Supportive Service for Veteran Families program, you are guaranteed regular rent payments and staff support along the way.”
It’s a wonderful thing the first lady is doing.
While the president is taking care of our soldiers abroad, she is making sure the ones who were lucky enough to come home aren’t left to starve on the streets.
If being liberal is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.
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Source: ABC 11