HUD/VA Announce $46.2 Million Investment in HUD-VASH

In a joint announcement on July 14, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Shinseki announced a $46.2 million investment in HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH).

The HUD-VASH program is a collaboration among HUD, VA and local housing agencies that distribute vouchers that not only provide rental assistance, but comprehensive case management services to veterans in need.  The case management services are provided through partnerships with local VA Medical Centers.

These grants represent the first FY 2011 allocation of funds to combat homelessness among servicemen and women.  In June 2010, the Obama Adminsitration unveiled the  “Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.”  One main component of this plan is to end homelessness among veterans in five years.

Indiana will receive $369,378 for 75 vouchers through three allocations to the following agencies:

  • Fort Wayne Housing Authority (partnered with the Fort Wayne VAMC) – 25 vouchers, $119,784
  • Indianapolis Housing Agency (partnered with the Roudebush VAMC) – 25 vouchers, $122,175
  • Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (partnered with the Fort Wayne VAMC and the South Bend CBOC) – 25 Vouchers, $127,419

For the formal press release from the VA, click here.

For the veteran-specific portion of the Administration’s “Opening Doors” plan, click here.

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