HUD and VA Team Up to Help Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes
HUD-VASH vouchers build on national effort to end veteran homelessness
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a nearly $12 million to 79 local public housing agencies across the country to provide a permanent home to veterans experiencing homelessness.
The supportive housing assistance announced today is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA.
HUD is providing $6.4 million to 27 local Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to provide permanent supportive housing to an estimated 821 Veterans.
These vouchers are being awarded through the HUD-VASH Project-based Voucher Set-Aside competition, announced in June 2015.
These PBVS will enable homeless veterans and their families to access affordable housing with an array of supportive services.
HUD is also providing 52 PHAs with a total of $5.4 million Extraordinary Administrative Fees (EAF) to support their HUD-VASH programs and reduce the amount of time that it takes for a Veteran to locate and move into permanent housing. […] Continue reading…