Two federal agencies have joined forces to provide $72.6 million to fund permanent housing and staff to handle case management for homeless veterans in all 50 states.
The departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development are working with local housing agencies to provide some 10,000 homeless veterans rental vouchers and the local VA Medical Centers staff will furnish comprehensive case management.
It’s the goal of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to prevent and eliminate homelessness among Veterans by 2015. The latest estimate, according to the VA, shows that the number of homeless Veterans dropped by almost 12 percent.
A state-by-state breakdown of the housing voucher grants is available HERE.
An overview of the HUD-VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) program is available HERE.
Filed under: Homelessness, Veterans Administration | Tagged: National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, United States Department of Veterans Affairs |