HUD Awards VASH Vouchers

150 allocated to NJ
2nd Round Due in July

HUD Secretary Shaun DonovanU.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that nearly 8,000 homeless veterans will get permanent housing assistance through a HUD rental assistance program that connects homeless veterans from local Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMC) with rental assistance vouchers provided by local public housing agencies. HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) will provide local public housing agencies with $58.6 million in funding specifically targeted to assist homeless veterans in their area.

Click here for a local breakdown of the rental vouchers announced today.

These are the awards for NJ:

RecipientVA Medical FacilityUnitsFunding 
City of Camden PHAPhiladelphia25        $210,873
DCANJ HCS  (Lyons) Jersey City25 $228,882
DCANJ HCS  (Lyons) Patterson25 $228,882
DCANJ HCS  (Lyons) Newark25 $228,882
DCANJ HCS (E. Orange) Trenton25 $228,882
DCANJ HCS  (E. Orange) Elizabeth25 $228,882
150 $1,355,283

“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.”

“Today, the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and HUD are making a critical, long-term investment toward ending homelessness among veterans,” said VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki. “The most effective option to providing veterans permanent shelter is HUD-VA Supportive Housing — HUD-VASH — the Nation’s largest permanent housing initiative for Veterans. We owe every man and woman, who has worn our Nation’s military uniforms, a level of courage and determination that matches theirs as we work to end veteran homelessness. HUD-VASH is immensely important and effective to reaching our goal.”

The grants announced today are part of a $75 million investment to support the needs of homeless veterans. HUD expects to announce a second round of funding for another 1,355 rental vouchers next month and an additional 400 project-based vouchers later this summer.

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