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HUD, VA announce additional support to help homeless veterans

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) along with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced on Monday, August 22 there will be a second round of funding to help provide permanent homes to an estimated 108 veterans experiencing homelessness in seven states.

The rental assistance announced Monday 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 (see attached list of HUD’s voucher awards).

"There is momentum across the nation as community after community effectively ends veteran homelessness,” Secretary Julián Castro said. “Today’s funding will help more cities reach this important goal and ensure that we serve the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed for us. HUD and its local partners are determined to give every veteran the opportunity to secure a safe, stable place to call home.”
In June, HUD awarded nearly $38 million to help more than 5,200 homeless veterans find homes. That funding ensured that communities could provide the critically needed housing assistance and case management services to those veterans and their families experiencing homelessness.
Since 2008, more than 79,000 vouchers have been awarded and approximately 111,000 homeless veterans have been served through the HUD-VASH program. Rental assistance and supportive services provided through HUD-VASH are a critical resource for local communities in ending homelessness among our nation's Veterans.

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