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USAA pledges $2.1 million to battle veteran homelessness

SAN ANTONIO – The city announced Friday morning that USAA has pledged $2.1 million to help fight veteran homelessness in the Alamo City.

The pledge was announced at a press conference attended by Mayor Ivy Taylor and USAA Chief Executive Officer Stuart Parker.

The city said the pledge was inspired by the White House Administration’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, an initiative in which 681 cites and communities across the country participate.

“As a strong business leader and long-time advocate for military families, USAA joined us today to announce its support for this significant initiative,” Taylor said. “Given both USAA’s corporate history and commitment to the military community, it is not surprising USAA would step forward in this extremely generous way.”

The city said in a statement that 800 homeless veterans in San Antonio have moved or are in the process of moving into permanent housing since the city joined the initiative.