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More than 255,000 veterans and their families live in the greater Houston area, and approximately 19,000 of them live in poverty. A pre-pandemic report “Identifying Needs and Challenges of Veterans in the Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area,” identified short-term financial aid for housing and utilities, assistance with employment, and mental health services as the greatest needs amongst the veteran population. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, local organizations are witnessing an even more overwhelming need for financial relief for rent, mortgage, and utilities. Family Houston’s Returning Home program connects veterans with the resources necessary to establish and maintain stable housing. Family Houston will use the BWF investment to provide financial assistance (rent, mortgage, utilities, childcare, furniture, and grocery gift cards) and case management for 97 veterans and their families affected by COVID-19.