$312,094 New Permanent Housing for
Veterans Awarded to Camden
Yesterday, June 13, 2012, HUD and VA have announced the second and final round 2012 HUD-VASH. New Jersey received a significant portion of these new vouchers – 50 vouchers totaling $312,094. The new resources were awarded to the Housing Authority of the City of Camden with supportive services through the Philadelphia VAMC.
This round of 380 vouchers awarded nationwide, a $2.5 million investment by the federal government, brings the total number of HUD-VASH vouchers awarded from the FY 2012 appropriations to 10,450. These new certificates are in addition to the 200 HUD-VASH vouchers that local New Jersey communities received in March 2012.
Both HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and VA Secretary Erik Shinseki spoke of the critical importance of ending veterans homelessness and the critical importance of the HUD-VASH program.
“Our latest count shows that homelessness among veterans has fallen by 12 percent,” said Donovan. “Thanks to HUD, VA and local public housing authorities working collaboratively with VA medical centers, we’re offering homes, along with critically needed supportive services, to veterans who sacrificed themselves for all Americans.”
“Through HUD-VASH we will accomplish our goal – to prevent and eliminate veteran homelessness by 2015 and improve quality of life for veterans” said VA Secretary Shinseki. “No one, especially veterans who have faithfully served our country, should become homeless. VA is committed to providing veterans and their families with access to affordable housing and medical services that will help them get back on their feet.”
The HUD-VASH program provides permanent housing and services to homeless veterans.
Click here to see HUD’s press release with a full list of recipient communities.