HUD, VA Work Together to End Veteran Homelessness

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / HUD, VA Work Together to End Veteran Homelessness The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Monday that they will partner to provide resources to help nearly 2,000 homeless veterans find and sustain permanent housing.The two agencies will be providing help for homeless veterans through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program, combining HUD’s rental assistance with the VA’s case management and clinical services. In October 2013, the agencies awarded a combined $62 million in the form of HUD-VASH vouchers to 9,000 homeless veterans.On Monday, the agencies announced they will award an additional $13.5 million in HUD-VASH vouchers to assist 1,984 veterans with obtaining housing. The partnership between the two government agencies is part of HUD’s focus of advancing policies that create opportunities for all Americans and is a step toward HUD’s broader goal of ending veteran homelessness. In November, HUD announced a partnership with Washington, D.C.-based non-profit National League of Cities (NLC) with that goal in mind.”It is unacceptable that after their service and sacrifice, too many of our veterans find themselves living on our streets and in our shelters,” HUD Secretary Julián Castro said.  “We’ve made significant progress reducing homelessness among veterans by a third in just four years, and these vouchers will continue to help communities build on these gains, providing targeted assistance to those in need to ensure that every veteran has a home.”More than 68,000 HUD-VASH vouchers have been awarded to more than 80,000 homeless veterans since 2008. Also, Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness demonstrates the government’s commitment to working with state and local communities to confront the root causes of homelessness, particularly among veterans. President Obama has asked for an additional $75 million in funding for HUD-VASH vouchers as part of his budget request to congress for fiscal year 2015.In the HUD-VASH program, VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) determine the need for housing for a particular veteran after assessing a number of factors, particularly the duration of homelessness and how much support the veteran will need in order to obtain and maintain housing for the long term. VAMCs will then refer the veteran to a local housing agency for the voucher. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago December 8, 2014 1,490 Views Share Save Tagged with: Department of Veterans Affairs HUD Veteran Homelessness Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. About Author: Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Department of Veterans Affairs HUD Veteran Homelessness 2014-12-08 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage Professionals Support Reducing Presence of GSEs in Market Next: Home Sales Increase in Rhode Island for October Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily HUD, VA Work Together to End Veteran Homelessnesslast_img

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