Author Archives: Steven Wilson

Sacramento’s Mather Veterans Village breaks ground on two new VHHP projects

The sound of afterburners can be heard throughout the day from the nearby base at Mather Veterans Village in Rancho Cordova. But for the veterans who now call this place home, they’ll be listening to a new sound soon as construction begins on two new projects next door. Luckily for current residents, they have double-paned […]

CalVet Newswatch

CalVet Newswatch brings you the latest veteran news from California and beyond, delivered to your inbox and updated daily on CalVet Connect. Scroll down to view highlights of the most recent top articles, or click here to visit our site. Senate Republicans express concerns about Trump’s choice to lead Veterans Affairs WASHINGTON POST — Ronny […]

Learn more about working with our Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention program

With 1.7 million veterans residing in California, our state is home to the largest population of former servicemembers. With this honor comes the challenge of also having the highest number of veterans experiencing homelessness, approximately 29 percent of the national total. Thanks to our Legislature and California voters, $600 million was authorized in 2014 to […]

Gallery: Celebration of Life ceremony for Yountville victims

More than 1,200 dignitaries, community members, families and veterans filled Lincoln Theater on the campus of the Veterans Homes of California — Yountville to capacity Monday night to honor and remember three brave women who lost their lives in service to veterans last Friday. The Pathway Home’s Executive Director Christine Loeber, Clinical Director Jennifer Gray […]

Women Veterans: Get the Benefits and Career Assistance You Deserve

Women comprise approximately 10 percent of all American veterans and about 15 percent of all active duty military, but their transition to the civilian workforce can be challenging at times. That’s why CalVet will host a series of workshops over the next four months as we help local veterans ease that transition and gain real-life […]

Mission Bay Affordable Housing Development for Veterans Breaks Ground in San Francisco

Wet conditions didn’t damper the spirit of Thursday’s groundbreaking at 1150 3rd Street as more than 50 people attended a ceremony to begin construction of a new affordable housing development that will benefit 62 veterans and 56 low-income families in San Francisco. The project is a joint effort from Swords to Plowshares, Chinatown Community Development […]

CalVet Receives National Recognition for DVBE Program Success

The CalVet Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) program received a prestigious honor this week in the nation’s capital. The DVBE program was awarded the Pillars of Excellence for Innovative State Programs by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA) during the organization’s annual conference […]

CalVet Newswatch

CalVet Newswatch brings you the latest veteran news from California and beyond, delivered to your inbox and updated daily on CalVet Connect. Scroll down to view highlights of this week’s top articles, or click here to visit our site. Embattled VA secretary insists he’s in charge and moving past controversies MILITARY TIMES — Veterans Affairs […]

Ormond Beach Villas Affordable Housing for Veterans Breaks Ground in Oxnard

Nearly 100 people attended a ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday morning in Ventura County to kick off construction of a new affordable housing development that will benefit 40 veterans and their families. The project is a joint effort of the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), California Department of Housing and Community […]

Veterans’ love story sparks interest on Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air, and two Chula Vista residents recently showcased that sentiment to a national audience thanks to a segment on NPR’s Morning Edition podcast late last week. The Daily Mail, Brides.com, LGBTQ Nation and Story Corps each shared the story of John Banvard, 100 and Gerard “Jerry” Nadeau, 72, who have been together nearly […]