HUD, VA to Provide Additional Housing and Support for Homeless Vets
June 15, 2012
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced this week that HUD will provide a further $2.5 million to public housing agencies to supply housing and case management for 380 homeless veterans. This funding is part of a total $75 million the Obama Administration is investing this year to house 10,450 homeless veterans who might otherwise be living on the streets. The permanent supportive housing assistance is delivered through HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH), a program administered by HUD, VA, and local housing agencies to offer permanent housing with case management and other supportive services for homeless veterans nationally. The Obama Administration has committed to ending homelessness among Veterans by 2015, and HUD-VASH is an important intervention to help achieve that goal.