HUD AWARDS $5 MILLION TO REWARD LOCAL HOUSING AUTHORITIES WORKING TO END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $5 million to 42 local public housing authorities across the country that are working aggressively to end veteran homelessness. HUD is awarding additional funds to help these housing authorities administer a joint program with HUD and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) which provides permanent homes and needed services to veterans experiencing long-term, chronic homelessness (see local funding below).

The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program works to reduce veteran homelessness because it provides funding for both the housing and supportive services that are essential for ending homelessness for tens of thousands of veterans nationwide. The additional funds awarded today will help these PHAs continue their extraordinary efforts to house veterans in an expedited manner.

“These housing authorities are going above and beyond in the movement to end veteran homelessness,” said Lourdes Castro-Ramirez, HUD’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. “Today we reward those who are out there doing the heavy lifting to find real and lasting housing solutions for veterans who might otherwise be living on our streets.”

The local PHAs receiving these extraordinary fees are undertaking aggressive efforts to house veterans in an expedited manner. The agencies are also launching robust marketing campaign and hosting Landlord Fairs to recruit landlords/property owners to participate in the program. In addition these agencies are hiring temporary staff to provide additional housing search assistance, expedite processing of documentation, inspect units, issue vouchers, and execute leases.

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FY2016 HUD-VASH

Extraordinary Administrative Fees

State

Recipient

County

Amount

Arizona City Of Tucson Housing Authority Tucson

$138,210

  City Of Phoenix Housing Authority Phoenix

$332,844

   

Arizona Total

$471,054

California City Of Santa Rosa Housing Authority Santa Rosa

$17,721

  Housing Authority City Of Fresno Fresno

$57,888

  Alameda County Housing Authority Hayward

$64,029

  Housing Authority Of The County Of Santa Clara San Jose

$226,833

  County Of San Diego Housing Authority San Diego

$238,500

  County Of Los Angeles Housing Authority Alhambra

$781,492

  City Of Los Angeles Housing Authority Los Angeles

$747,843

  Housing Authority Of The City Of San Buenaventura Ventura

$98,084

  Housing Authority Of The County Of San Joaquin Stockton

$51,126

   

California Total

$2,283,516

Colorado Aurora Housing Authority Aurora

$83,000

Florida Broward County Housing Authority Lauderdale Lakes

$175,928

  Jacksonville Housing Authority Jacksonville

$59,424

  HA Daytona Beach Daytona Beach

$112,563

    Florida Total

347,915

Iowa Mason City Housing Authority Mason City

$1,801

Indiana Lafayette Housing Authority Lafayette

$13,203

Kansas Salina Housing Authority Salina

$36,000

Maryland Housing Authority Of Baltimore City Baltimore

$270,256

Missouri Ripley County Public Housing Authority Poplar Bluff

$39,358

North Carolina Durham Housing Authority Durham

$95,960

  Housing Authority Of The City Of Greenville Greenville

$20,298

  Housing Authority Of The County Of Wake Zebulon

$40,000

  Housing Authority Of The City Of Wilmington Wilmington

$4,607

    North Carolina Total

$160,865

Ohio Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority Cincinnati

$71,904

Oregon Housing Authority Of Portland Portland

$89,572

Pennsylvania Harrisburg Housing Authority Harrisburg

$40,000

  Housing Authority Of The County Of Butler Butler

$21,099

   

Pennsylvania Total

$61,099

Rhode Island North Providence Housing Authority North Providence

$24,000

  Providence Housing Authority Providence

$78,745

Rhode Island Total

$102,745

South Carolina Housing Authority Of Greenville Greenville

$62,060

Tennessee Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency Nashville

$72,732

Texas Deep East Texas Council Of Government Housing Authority Jasper

$66,722

  Dallas Housing Authority Dallas

$384,480

  Fort Worth Housing Authority Fort Worth

$42,357

  Harris County Housing Authority Houston

$24,000

  Harlingen Housing Authority Harlingen

$41,106

  Housing Authority Of The City of Austin Austin

$141,996

Texas Total

$700,661

Virginia Hampton Redevelopment Housing Authority Hampton

$166,336

Washington Pierce County Housing Authority Tacoma

$26,556

  Seattle Housing Authority Seattle

$70,605

  Housing Authority Of The City Of Vancouver Vancouver

$10,000

Washington Total

$107,161

GRAND TOTAL

$5,141,238