Sen. Murray Announces New Federal Housing Vouchers for Homeless Veterans in WA State

A total of 142 housing vouchers will help veterans across the state HUD-VASH vouchers from program Murray helped restart in 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of both the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced new resources to help homeless veterans secure stable housing and supportive services. Washington state will receive an additional 142 housing vouchers that will be distributed among housing authorities, part of $38 million in grants to help veterans around the country.

“The HUD-VASH program is a critical step to address the problem of veteran homelessness in Washington state and around the country, and I’m glad to see so many vouchers specifically targeted to Washington state veterans today,” Senator Murray said. “The men and women who served our country deserve our support long after the war is over, and while we’ve made real progress in recent years, I will keep fighting for this program until not a single veteran is forced to sleep on the streets.”

The rental 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, a program Murray helped restart in 2008 and which she has continued to help fund every year since. Since 2008, more than 79,000 vouchers have been awarded and over 111,000 homeless veterans have been served through the HUD-VASH program. See a breakdown of the voucher allocation announced today below.

Public Housing Authority

VA

Location

# Vouchers

Amount

Seattle Housing Authority VA Puget Sound Health Care SystemSeattle Division Seattle

15

$   128,160
Housing Authority of King County VA Puget Sound Health Care SystemSeattle Division Seattle

45

$   386,640
Housing Authority of Snohomish County VA Puget Sound Health Care System/Seattle Division Snohomish and Everett

6

$     53,640
Housing Authority of Thurston County VA Puget Sound Health Care System/American Lake Division Olympia

7

$     47,376
Housing Authority of Pierce County VA Puget Sound Health Care System/American Lake Division Tacoma

14

$     89,040
Housing Authority of the City of Spokane Spokane VA Medical Center Spokane

16

$     67,968
Housing Authority of the City of Walla Walla Walla Walla VA Medical Center Walla Walla

12

$     53,856
Housing Authority of Skagit County VA Puget Sound Health Care System/Mt. Vernon Community-Based Outpatient Clinic Mt. Vernon

7

$     37,380
Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee Spokane VA Medical Center/Wenatchee Community-Based Outpatient Clinic Wenatchee

12

$     52,560
Housing Authority of the City of Vancouver Portland VA Medical Center/Vancouver Campus Vancouver

8

$     47,616

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