Vital funding that helped homeless Hudson Valley veterans has been cut by the federal government. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports the $500,000 program has been in place since 2012.

Hudson River Housing has until the end of September to figure out their next step as funding is set to run out on the 30th. They were just informed on the 7th that their application had been rejected.

Executive Director Christa Hines stated they have 30 open cases, supporting veterans and their families, but they won't be able help any longer if this program is in fact cut.

The Support Services for Veteran Families grant is helpful for veterans because the programs funds are specifically geared to help them. The Journal goes on to state that the program has helped more than 450 local families since its inception in 2012.

County Executvie Molinaro said the county will request a 12 month extension to buy some time until another solution can be rendered.