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HUD Number 15-142
Shantae Goodloe
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Tuesday
November 10, 2015
 


HUD AND VA TEAM UP TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES
HUD-VASH vouchers build on national effort to end veteran homelessness


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a nearly $12 million to 79 local public housing agencies across the country to provide a permanent home to veterans experiencing homelessness. The supportive housing assistance announced today 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 is providing $6.4 million to 27 local Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to provide permanent supportive housing to an estimated 821 Veterans. These vouchers are being awarded through the HUD-VASH Project-based Voucher Set-Aside competition, announced in June 2015. These PBVS will enable homeless veterans and their families to access affordable housing with an array of supportive services.

HUD is also providing 52 PHAs with a total of $5.4 million Extraordinary Administrative Fees (EAF) to support their HUD-VASH programs and reduce the amount of time that it takes for a Veteran to locate and move into permanent housing (See local funding charts below).

“It’s unacceptable that anyone who wore our nation’s uniform falls into homelessness and even calls the streets their home,” said Secretary Julián Castro. “Although we’ve made tremendous progress in preventing and reducing Veteran homelessness, these vouchers continue to build upon our shared mission to end veteran homelessness once and for all.”

"The Department of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and our federal and local partners should be proud of the gains made reducing veteran homelessness," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, "but so long as there remains a veteran living on our streets, we have more work to do. The vouchers made available today are a vital tool in our joint effort and when combined with the wrap-around health care and education and training services VA can provide, we can make sure veterans across the country have a home."

Last month, HUD and the VA announced a demonstration to offer a permanent home and supportive services to Native American Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Through this demonstration, HUD is making available $4 million in grant funding to Indian tribes and Tribally Designated Entities (TDHEs) to fund this rental assistance and associated administrative fees. HUD and VA anticipate awarding approximately 600 vouchers to Indian Tribes and TDHEs to help house and serve an estimated 600 Native American veterans who are experiencing homelessness or at the extreme risk of becoming homeless. Read HUD's Notice on the Implementation of the Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program.


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HUD-VASH Project-based Voucher Awards
State Public Housing Authority City Partnering VA Medical Facility # of Project Based Vouchers Awarded 1 Year Budget Authority
California Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles Alhambra Greater Los Angeles Health Care System 52 $428,819
  Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Los Angeles Greater Los Angeles Health Care System 40 $358,171
  Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino San Bernardino VA Loma Linda Health Care System 50 $405,804
  Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus Modesto VA Northern California Health Care System (VA NCHCS) 12 $60,129
  Housing Authority of the County of Riverside Riverside VA Loma Linda Health Care System 15 $121,804
  Fairfield Housing Authority Fairfield VA Northern California Health Care System (VA NCHCS) 25 $223,398
  Housing Authority of the County of Alameda Hayward VA Palo Alto Health Care System 25 $258,972
  Housing Authority of the City of Napa Napa VA San Francisco Health Care System 17 $145,101
  Vacaville Housing Authority Vacaville VA Northern California Health Care System (VA NCHCS) 11 $85,413
Delaware Wilmington Housing Authority Wilmington Wilmington VA Medical Center 40 $261,566
Florida Housing Authority of the City of Tampa Tampa James A. Haley Veterans Hospital 20 $130,032
Illinois Housing Authority of Joliet Joliet Edward Hines, Jr. VA Medical Center 17 $148,920
  Housing Authority of Cook County Chicago Edward Hines, Jr. VA Medical Center 40 $294,533
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Boston VA Central Western Medical Center & Northampton VA Medical Center 43 $357,247
Maryland Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development Crownsville Perry Point VA Medical Center 75 $401,310
Montana Montana Dept. of Commerce (DOC) PHA Helena VA Montana Health Care System 42 $230,394
New Hampshire New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency Manchester Manchester VA Medical Center 52 $378,125
Nevada Nevada Rural Housing Authority Carson City VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System 8 $40,636
New York New York City Housing Authority New York James A. Peters VA Medical Center 56 $590,957
  New York Housing Preservation & Development New York James J. Peters VA Medical Center 45 $570,240
Pennsylvania Housing Authority of the County of Chester West Chester Coatesville Veterans Medical Center 35 $237,880
Texas Texas Dept. of Housing & Community Affairs Austin South Texas Veterans Health Care System 20 $134,957
Virginia Harrisonburg HRA Harrisonburg Martinsburg VA Medical Center 15 $96,700
Washington Seattle Housing Authority Seattle Puget Sound Health Care System 10 $67,576
  King County Housing Authority Seattle Puget Sound Health Care System 11 $83,860
  Housing Authority of Snohomish County Everett Puget Sound Health Care System 20 $154,850
Wisconsin Community Development Authority of the City of Madison Madison   William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital 25 $135,195
      TOTAL 821 $6,402,589
   

   
HUD-VASH Extraordinary Administration Fee Awards
State Public Housing Authority City Amount
Arkansas Housing Authority Of The City Of Little Rock Little Rock $74,845
Arizona City Of Yuma Housing Authority Yuma $52,336
California Housing Authority County Of Kern Bakersfield $20,332
  County Of Orange Housing Authority Santa Ana $10,242
  San Francisco Housing Authority San Francisco $730,119
  County Of San Bernardino Housing Authority San Bernardino $52,307
  San Diego Housing Commission San Diego $366,757
  County Of Santa Clara Housing Authority San Jose $151,685
Colorado Grand Junction Housing Authority Grand Junction $111,241
  Montrose County Housing Authority Olathe $17,214
  Adams County Housing Authority Commerce City $101,015
Florida Housing Authority of  Alachua County Gainesville $60,755
  Pinellas County Housing Authority Largo $61,522
  Housing Authority of Stuart Stuart $16,602
Georgia Housing Authority of the City of Decatur Decatur $114,268
  Housing Authority of Marietta Marietta $29,089
  Housing Authority of DeKalb County Decatur $32,432
  Housing Authority of the City of College Park College Park $107,549
Iowa City of Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency Des Moines $13,627
Indiana Indianapolis Housing Agency Indianapolis $170,240
  Bloomington Housing Authority Bloomington $3,866
Kentucky Covington Housing Authority Covington $15,000
  Lexington Fayette Urban County Housing Authority Lexington $237,944
Louisiana Bossier Parish Police Jury Bossier City $25,000
Massachusetts Boston Housing Authority Boston $178,092
Michigan Kent County Housing Commission Grand Rapids $87,360
Minnesota St. Paul Housing Authority St. Paul $80,453
Missouri Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City $31,603
Mississippi Jackson Housing Authority Jackson $74,220
North Carolina Chatham County Housing Authority Pittsboro $6,000
  Housing Authority of Rowan County Salisbury $4,756
  Housing Authority of Winston-Salem Winston-Salem $59,421
  Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority Fayetteville $36,268
New Hampshire Manchester Housing Authority Manchester $18,692
New Jersey New Jersey Department Of Community Affairs Trenton $334,874
Nevada Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority Las Vegas $760,624
New York New York City Housing Authority New York $187,055
Ohio Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Akron $32,150
  Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Cleveland $174,052
Oregon Housing Authority & Community Services Agency Of Lane County Eugene $103,902
  Housing Authority Of Washington County Hillsboro $23,461
Pennsylvania Indiana County Housing Authority Indiana $22,362
Tennessee Ha Johnson City Johnson City $15,000
  Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency Nashville $71,512
  Knoxville Community Development Corp Knoxville $80,248
Texas Houston Housing Authority Houston $182,078
Utah Housing Authority Of the County of Salt Lake Salt Lake City $13,065
Washington King County Housing Authority Seattle $82,755
  Housing Authority of the City Of Vancouver Vancouver $10,000
  Housing Authority of Chelan County/City Of Wenatchee Wenatchee $52,464
  Seattle Housing Authority Seattle $91,750
West Virginia Housing Authority Of Raleigh Co. Beckley $22,593
    TOTAL $5,412,794