HUD, VA TEAM UP TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES

HUD-VASH vouchers continue national effort to end homelessness for 2100 Vets

Washington, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $18.5 million to 39 local public housing agencies across the country to provide a permanent home to an estimated 2,100 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.

The HUD-VASH Project Based Vouchers (PBVs) being awarded today are attached to specific existing, new construction or rehabilitated units.  These vouchers will preserve affordable housing and ensure that persons who need services to live stably in their own homes receive them. See local funding chart below.

“Housing our nation’s veterans has been a top priority of this Administration, and one at which we’ve been particularly successful,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “We take seriously our responsibility to ensure that those who have served their country in uniform have a home, and these vouchers will expand our success in ending veteran homelessness as we know it.”

“Increasing the supply of affordable housing is one of the keys to ending Veteran homelessness,” said VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald. “The project-based HUD-VASH vouchers announced today will increase the availability of affordable housing for the most vulnerable homeless Veterans in communities across the U.S. and ensure they have access to VA case management and supportive services to remain stably housed.”

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.  In August, HUD announced that veteran homelessness in the U.S. was cut nearly in half since 2010.  Read more about the effort to end veteran homelessness.

Since 2010, the Obama Administration and 19 federal agencies and offices that form the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) launched the nation’s first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness. Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness serves as a roadmap for how the federal government will work with state and local communities to confront the root causes of homelessness, especially among former servicemen and women.

More than 79,000 vouchers have been awarded and approximately 111,000 homeless veterans have been served through the HUD-VASH program since 2008. Rental assistance and supportive services provided through HUD-VASH are a critical resource for local communities in ending homelessness among our nation’s veterans.

In the HUD-VASH program, VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) assess veterans experiencing homelessness before referring them to local housing agencies for these vouchers. Decisions are based on a variety of factors, most importantly the duration of homelessness and the need for longer term, more intensive support in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. The HUD-VASH program includes both the rental assistance the voucher provides and the comprehensive case management that VAMC staff offers.

Veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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HUD-VASH PROJECT-BASED AWARDS
State Public Housing Authority Number of Vouchers Project Name (if included in application) Amount
California San Francisco Housing Authority 45 Mission Bay Project  $562,140
San Francisco Housing Authority 75  $936,900
County of Los Angeles Housing Authority 54 Golden Motel West Project  $456,840
County of Los Angeles Housing Authority 25 PATH Villas at South Gate  $211,500
County of Los Angeles Housing Authority 40 Step Up on Second Downey  $338,400
City of Los Angeles Housing Authority 75 Hartford Villas  $704,700
City of Los Angeles Housing Authority 75  $704,700
County of Sacramento Housing Authority 75  $541,800
County of San Mateo Housing Authority 65 Colma Veterans Village  $776,880
County of San Mateo Housing Authority 75  $896,400
County of San Bernardino Housing Authority 59 Liberty Lane Apartments  $483,564
County of Riverside Housing Authority 59  $481,440
County of Riverside Housing Authority 18  $146,880
City of Alameda Housing Authority 45  $711,644
San Diego Housing Commission 25  $219,900
City of San Luis Obispo Housing Authority 25  $193,200
City of Santa Ana Housing Authority 75  $802,467
County of Orange Housing Authority 6 Newport Veterans Housing  $66,384
County of Orange Housing Authority 49 Placentia Veterans Village  $542,136
County of Orange Housing Authority 8 Potters House  $88,512
County of San Diego 25  $202,200
City of Pomona 30  $332,312
City of Oceanside Community Development  Commission 25  $223,800
California Total 1053  $10,624,700
Colorado Loveland Housing Authority 10 The Edge  $73,242
Colorado Division of Housing 60  $391,680
Colorado Total 70  $ 464,922
Connecticut Meriden Housing Authority 9  $92,432
West Haven Housing Authority 20  $171,840
Connecticut Total 29  $264,272
Florida Housing Authority of Miami Beach 44 Karis Village  $342,144
Housing Authority of  Miami Beach 30 Liberty Village  $233,280
Florida Total 74  $575,424
Hawaii Hawaii Public Housing Authority 35 Hale Uhi Nalu  $330,960
Hawaii Total 35  $330,960
Illinois Chicago Housing Authority 75 Montclare Veterans Village of Roseland  $683,100
Chicago Housing Authority 75 Roosevelt Road  $683,100
Illinois Total 150  $1,366,200
Indiana Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority 75  $362,700
Indiana Total 75  $362,700
Kentucky Lexington Fayette Urban County Housing Authority 32 Leestown Housing  $138,624
Kentucky Total 32  $138,624
New York The City of New York 8 545 East 166th Street  $88,512
The City of New York 8 Fulton Avenue  $88,512
The City of New York 8 Livonia Avenue/ Edwin’s Place  $88,512
New York Total 24  $265,536
Ohio Akron MHA 8 Stoney Pointe Commons  $33,408
Ohio Total 8  $33,408
Oregon Housing Authority of Portland 6 Caritas Sacred Heart Village  $43,992
Housing Authority of the City of Salem 25  $115,800
Oregon Total 31  $159,792
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Housing Authority 20 Edison 64 Veterans Community  $144,000
Philadelphia Housing Authority 14 Hancock Manor  $100,800
Pennsylvania Total 34  $244,800
Texas Austin Housing Authority 75  $500,400
Texas Total 75  $500,400
Utah Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake 25  $150,600
Housing Authority of Salt Lake City 49  $297,528
Utah Total 74  $448,128
Washington Seattle Housing Authority 75  $640,800
King County Housing Authority 21 Carriage House  $180,432
King County Housing Authority 16 Cove East  $137,472
King County Housing Authority 8 Imagine at Velocity  $68,736
King County Housing Authority 75  $644,400
King County Housing Authority 14 Timberwood  $120,288
King County Housing Authority 16 Villages at South Station  $137,472
Housing Authority of Snohomish County 25  $223,500
Housing Authority of the City of Yakima 10  $44,040
Housing Authority of the City of Walla Walla 20  $89,760
Washington Total 280  $2,286,900
Wisconsin Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee 75 Building 2 (“Old Main”)  $381,600
Housing Authority of the City of Lacrosse 15  $69,620
Wisconsin Total 90  $451,220
GRAND TOTAL 2134  $18,517,986

Shantae Goodloe
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