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June 3, 2010

Total of 1,600 Vouchers Targeted to Northwest Veterans Allocated by HUD
in Last Three Years

WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that an additional 580 homeless veterans in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington will get permanent housing assistance through a
HUD rental assistance program that connects homeless veterans from local Veterans Affairs Medical Centers with
HUD rental assistance vouchers provided through 19 local public housing agencies.

"Though they served and sacrificed so much for our country, too many of our veterans find themselves on the
streets and in homeless shelters," said Donovan. "Thankfully, these vouchers will provide a more permanent solution
to housing and services these veterans need."

The grants announced today are part of a $75 million investment to support nearly 8,000 additional vouchers nationwide to meet the needs of homeless veterans under HUD's Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program - HUD VASH. A total of $3,403,842 was awarded to support the additional rental vouchers in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The 580 vouchers allocated to the Northwest today under the HUD-VASH are over and above the 1,021 VASH vouchers awarded in 2008 and 2009, of which 70 vouchers were allocated to Alaska, 40 to Idaho, 245 to Oregon and 666 Washington State.

Housing authorities and VA Medical Centers serving veterans in the following Northwest are receiving the HUD-VASH rental assistance:

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Anchorage Anchorage OPC 25 $192,591
    STATE TOTAL 25 $ 192,591
Boise City Housing Authority Boise Boise VAMC 25 $ 122,535
Idaho Housing And Finance Association Boise Boise VAMC (Twin Falls) 25 $ 114,414
    STATE TOTAL 50 $ 236,949
Housing Authority of Portland Portland Portland VAMC 60 $ 361,915
Housing Authority of Douglas County Roseburg Roseburg VAMC 25 $ 67,566
Housing Authority Comm Svcs of Lane Co Eugene Roseburg VAMC 25 $ 132,189
Housing Authority of the City of Salem Salem Portland VAMC 25 $ 134,544
Klamath Housing Authority Klamath Falls White City VAMC 25 $ 113,394
Coos-Curry Housing Authority North Bend Roseburg VAMC 25 $ 96,879
Housing Authority of Washington County Hillsboro Portland VAMC (Hillsboro) 25 $ 178,596
Central Oregon Regional Housing Authority Redmond Portland VAMC (Bend CBOC) 25 $ 154,821
    STATE TOTAL 235 $ 1,239,904
Seattle Housing Authority Seattle Puget Sound Health Care System 53 $ 367,850
HA of King County Seattle Puget Sound Health Care System 52 $ 443,914
Housing Authority City of Longview Longview Portland VAMC 25 $ 131,901
Housing Authority City of Bellingham Bellingham Puget Sound Health Care System 25 $ 163,080
Housing Authority of Snohomish County Everett Puget Sound Health Care System 25 $ 233,031
HA City of Yakima Yakima Walla Walla VAMC 15 $ 75,560
HA City of Spokane Spokane Spokane VAMC 25 $ 112,116
HA City of Walla Walla Walla Walla Walla Walla VAMC 50 $ 206,946
    STATE TOTAL 270 $ 1,734,398

The grants announced today are part of a $75 million investment to support the needs of homeless veterans under HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program - HUD-VASH. A total of $3,403,842 was awarded to support the additional rental vouchers in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Under the HUD-VASH program, local public housing agencies that administer HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) are allocated vouchers to work closely with VA medical center to manage the program that is targeted to homeless veterans. In addition to the rental assistance, the centers provide supportive services and case management.

HUD allocates the vouchers to local public housing agencies, which are specifically targeted to homeless veterans based on a variety of factors, including the number of reported homeless veterans and the proximity of a local VA medical center with the capacity to provide case management. Local communities that receive HUD homeless assistance such as a HUD Continuum of Care will work with local VA centers to identify eligible participants. VA medical center case managers will also work directly with local housing agencies to determine income eligibility and help participants find suitable housing. Veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. The U.S. VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S and Puerto Rico.

This is the third year HUD is supporting the housing and service needs of homeless veterans across America through HUD-VASH with a total investment of $225 million that will sustain approximately 30,000 rental assistance vouchers.


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