The U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the award of $60 million to local public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country to provide permanent supportive housing to approximately 9,000 homeless veterans, many of whom are living with chronic disabling conditions, through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program.
HUD-VASH combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA. The grants announced today are part of $75 million appropriated this year to support the housing needs of homeless veterans. This is the first round of the 2013 HUD-VASH funding. HUD expects to announce more HUD-VASH funding this summer. Since 2008, a total of 48,385 HUD-VASH vouchers have been awarded, housing 42,557 formerly homeless veterans.