HUD Awards $3,791,216 to Help Homeless Florida Vets
In Florida, 26 local housing programs will share $3,791,216. For a complete list of impacted local programs, visit HUD’s website.
WASHINGTON – April 21, 2015 – In the ongoing effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced nearly $65 million to help more than 9,300 homeless veterans find a permanent place to call home.
In Florida, 26 local housing programs will share $3,791,216. For a complete list of impacted local programs, visit HUD's website.
The rental assistance is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA.
HUD-VASH provides funding for the housing and supportive services essential for ending homelessness for tens of thousands of veterans nationwide.
HUD Secretary Julián Castro announced the funding in Seattle. HUD is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.
"Our nation has a sacred responsibility to support the brave men and women who served with honor, courage and distinction," said Secretary Castro. "These vouchers will help thousands of veterans start a new chapter in their lives and build for the future. We look forward to partnering with communities to ensure that every veteran can secure this opportunity and have a place to call home."
Since 2008, more than 69,000 vouchers have been awarded and over 88,000 homeless veterans served through the HUD-VASH program.
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