THOMPSON ANNOUCES FUNDS TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS IN NAPA COUNTY

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 19, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) today announced a $145,101 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Project Based Voucher grant for the Housing Authority of the City of Napa. The grant will provide 17 Section 8 VASH vouchers for the Valley View Senior Homes.

“No veteran who served our nation in uniform should live without a roof over their head and the benefits they’ve earned when they take the uniform off,” said Thompson. “We have a responsibility to those who served, and making sure they have adequate housing and access to VA services is at the top of the list. These grants will provide veterans with homes and better the lives of them and their families. It’s a proud day for our county.”

Valley View Senior Homes is a 69-unit senior housing project being developed in American Canyon. With this award of VASH vouchers, the Housing Authority will be able to provide rental assistance to 17 chronically homeless veterans. Through the VASH program, these veterans will also receive supportive services on-site through the VA.

This is the first VASH award ever received in Napa County.

“How appropriate that, just as we are honoring our veterans on Veterans Day, we learned that we will be able to provide a home for 17 chronically homeless veterans right here in American Canyon. We are particularly pleased that the grant provides not only housing, but also a range of support services for these veterans in order to ensure their successful transition to a stable home environment. Thanks to the City of Napa Housing Authority and Satellite Affordable Housing Associates for partnering with us on this project, the first of its kind in Napa County,” said American Canyon Mayor Leon Garcia.

“This is an example of what we can do when we share resources and staff to bring funding to Napa County,” said Napa Mayor Jill Techel.

Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California’s 5th Congressional District, which includes all or part of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties. He is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Thompson is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and chairs the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus.

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