Albany law project helps homeless veterans
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Albany Law School hosted a seminar to kick-off a new project that helps homeless veterans.
The school has partnered with the Albany Housing Coalition to start the Veterans' Rights Pro Bono Project, which matches students with Albany-area attorneys to provide basic assistance to homeless veterans in need of support.
Training for the program started on Tuesday with a talk from the vice president of the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Katrina Eagle.
Eagle and other speakers focused on common legal problems faced by homeless veterans, including benefit claims from the VA and discharge reviews.
The VA estimates that there are more than 100,000 veterans homeless on any given night.