Housing Benefits

Military Personnel in Same-Sex Marriages Sue for Spouse Benefits

  A group of married gay and lesbian military personnel have sued the federal government in an attempt to obtain the same benefits as married heterosexual military personnel. The lawsuit states that the government’s Defense of Marriage Act violates their constitutional rights and asks the military to recognize their marriages and provide spousal benefits. Under …

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Feds Release Funding to Combat Veteran Homelessness

The federal government continues to take steps to curb the problem of veteran homelessness. Public housing authorities in 18 states will receive $5.4 million to provide permanent housing for nearly 700 homeless veterans, according to a joint announcement Monday from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs. This is …

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