Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Vice-Chair Kevin Barber was the opening speaker for the Houston Area Urban League veteran outreach event “Operation Empowerment.”
Barber, an Army veteran, provided on overview of TVC services to veterans attending the virtual event, held December 8, 2020. Additionally, he commended the Houston Area Urban League for its overall community involvement and specifically for its Housing Support Program for veterans and for surviving spouses.
“This year, the Houston Area Urban League was awarded a $300,000 Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) grant from the Texas Veterans Commission. And, it’s not the first year they have earned this grant,” said Barber. “This grant helps fund the Houston Area Urban League Housing Support Program for veterans and for surviving spouses. Thank you for taking care of our veterans.”
A formerly homeless veteran, the Houston Area Urban League’s housing support program for veterans and the TVC grant it received were featured on KPRC 2 News in Houston. Watch Helping Houston’s Homeless Veterans.
Pictured is TVC Vice-Chair Kevin Barber.