|HUD No. 16-171
November 14, 2016
HUD, VA TEAM UP TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES
HUD-VASH vouchers continue national effort to end homelessness for 2100 Vets
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $18.5 million to 39 local public housing agencies across the country to provide a permanent home to an estimated 2,100 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.
The HUD-VASH Project Based Vouchers (PBVs) being awarded today are attached to specific existing, new construction or rehabilitated units. These vouchers will preserve affordable housing and ensure that persons who need services to live stably in their own homes receive them. See local funding chart below.
"Housing our nation's veterans has been a top priority of this Administration, and one at which we've been particularly successful," said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. "We take seriously our responsibility to ensure that those who have served their country in uniform have a home, and these vouchers will expand our success in ending veteran homelessness as we know it."
"Increasing the supply of affordable housing is one of the keys to ending Veteran homelessness," said VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald. "The project-based HUD-VASH vouchers announced today will increase the availability of affordable housing for the most vulnerable homeless Veterans in communities across the U.S. and ensure they have access to VA case management and supportive services to remain stably housed."
In June, HUD awarded nearly $38 million to help more than 5,200 homeless veterans find homes. That funding ensured that communities could provide the critically needed housing assistance and case management services to those veterans and their families experiencing homelessness. In August, HUD announced that veteran homelessness in the U.S. was cut nearly in half since 2010. Read more about the effort to end veteran homelessness.
Since 2010, the Obama Administration and 19 federal agencies and offices that form the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) launched the nation's first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness. Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness (http://www.usich.gov/opening_doors/) serves as a roadmap for how the federal government will work with state and local communities to confront the root causes of homelessness, especially among former servicemen and women.
More than 79,000 vouchers have been awarded and approximately 111,000 homeless veterans have been served through the HUD-VASH program since 2008. Rental assistance and supportive services provided through HUD-VASH are a critical resource for local communities in ending homelessness among our nation's veterans.
In the HUD-VASH program, VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) assess veterans experiencing homelessness before referring them to local housing agencies for these vouchers. Decisions are based on a variety of factors, most importantly the duration of homelessness and the need for longer term, more intensive support in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. The HUD-VASH program includes both the rental assistance the voucher provides and the comprehensive case management that VAMC staff offers.
Veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov.
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|HUD-VASH PROJECT-BASED AWARDS|
|State||Public Housing Authority||Number of Vouchers||Project Name (if included in application)||Amount|
|California||San Francisco Housing Authority||45||Mission Bay Project||$562,140|
|San Francisco Housing Authority||75||$936,900|
|County of Los Angeles Housing Authority||54||Golden Motel West Project||$456,840|
|County of Los Angeles Housing Authority||25||PATH Villas at South Gate||$211,500|
|County of Los Angeles Housing Authority||40||Step Up on Second Downey||$338,400|
|City of Los Angeles Housing Authority||75||Hartford Villas||$704,700|
|City of Los Angeles Housing Authority||75||$704,700|
|County of Sacramento Housing Authority||75||$541,800|
|County of San Mateo Housing Authority||65||Colma Veterans Village||$776,880|
|County of San Mateo Housing Authority||75||$896,400|
|County of San Bernardino Housing Authority||59||Liberty Lane Apartments||$483,564|
|County of Riverside Housing Authority||59||$481,440|
|County of Riverside Housing Authority||18||$146,880|
|City of Alameda Housing Authority||45||$711,644|
|San Diego Housing Commission||25||$219,900|
|City of San Luis Obispo Housing Authority||25||$193,200|
|City of Santa Ana Housing Authority||75||$802,467|
|County of Orange Housing Authority||6||Newport Veterans Housing||$66,384|
|County of Orange Housing Authority||49||Placentia Veterans Village||$542,136|
|County of Orange Housing Authority||8||Potters House||$88,512|
|County of San Diego||25||$202,200|
|City of Pomona||30||$332,312|
|City of Oceanside Community Development Commission||25||$223,800|
|Colorado||Loveland Housing Authority||10||The Edge||$73,242|
|Colorado Division of Housing||60||$391,680|
|Colorado Total||70||$ 464,922|
|Connecticut||Meriden Housing Authority||9||$92,432|
|West Haven Housing Authority||20||$171,840|
|Florida||Housing Authority of Miami Beach||44||Karis Village||$342,144|
|Housing Authority of Miami Beach||30||Liberty Village||$233,280|
|Hawaii||Hawaii Public Housing Authority||35||Hale Uhi Nalu||$330,960|
|Illinois||Chicago Housing Authority||75||Montclare Veterans Village of Roseland||$683,100|
|Chicago Housing Authority||75||Roosevelt Road||$683,100|
|Indiana||Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority||75||$362,700|
|Kentucky||Lexington Fayette Urban County Housing Authority||32||Leestown Housing||$138,624|
|New York||The City of New York||8||545 East 166th Street||$88,512|
|The City of New York||8||Fulton Avenue||$88,512|
|The City of New York||8||Livonia Avenue/ Edwin's Place||$88,512|
|New York Total||24||$265,536|
|Ohio||Akron MHA||8||Stoney Pointe Commons||$33,408|
|Oregon||Housing Authority of Portland||6||Caritas Sacred Heart Village||$43,992|
|Housing Authority of the City of Salem||25||$115,800|
|Pennsylvania||Philadelphia Housing Authority||20||Edison 64 Veterans Community||$144,000|
|Philadelphia Housing Authority||14||Hancock Manor||$100,800|
|Texas||Austin Housing Authority||75||$500,400|
|Utah||Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake||25||$150,600|
|Housing Authority of Salt Lake City||49||$297,528|
|Washington||Seattle Housing Authority||75||$640,800|
|King County Housing Authority||21||Carriage House||$180,432|
|King County Housing Authority||16||Cove East||$137,472|
|King County Housing Authority||8||Imagine at Velocity||$68,736|
|King County Housing Authority||75||$644,400|
|King County Housing Authority||14||Timberwood||$120,288|
|King County Housing Authority||16||Villages at South Station||$137,472|
|Housing Authority of Snohomish County||25||$223,500|
|Housing Authority of the City of Yakima||10||$44,040|
|Housing Authority of the City of Walla Walla||20||$89,760|
|Wisconsin||Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee||75||Building 2 ("Old Main")||$381,600|
|Housing Authority of the City of Lacrosse||15||$69,620|