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Rep. Peters, Labor Secretary Perez Highlight Local Organization Serving Homeless Veterans

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(l-r: Rep. Peters, Sec. Perez, Rep. Davis)

SAN DIEGO – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) and U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez toured the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program at People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) in Downtown San Diego.

Rep. Peters and Secretary Perez met with homeless veterans and service providers to hear their perspectives on how to help homeless veterans off the streets, into stable housing, and back into the job market.

“In San Diego, working to end veterans’ homelessness has been a collaborative and bipartisan effort undertaken between every level of government and by hundreds of non-profit and private-sector groups across our region. Today, Secretary Perez got a chance to see firsthand the work of one local group, PATH, and how they serve our veterans every day,” Rep. Peters said. “As a region unified in this effort, we hope Secretary Perez will see the progress San Diego has made in fighting veterans’ homelessness, how we can learn from success in other cities, and what lessons we can model for the rest of the country.”

In addition to Rep. Peters and Secretary Perez, others in attendance included Congresswoman Susan Davis, local representatives from the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Services division, and Sean Mahoney who serves as the Executive Director for Zero8Hundred, an organization Rep. Peters helped formulate to assist military servicemembers as they transition from active-duty back to civilian life.