VA Issues Notice of Funding to End Veterans Homelessness

Early 2020 NOFA:  Example of Funding this Year to End Homelessness for a Variety of Populations

In 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued important Notices Funding Availability (NOFAs) that issued funds that support the agency’s initiatives.  And now the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs has issued a first NOFA for funding to end homelessness of 2020.

Grant and Per Diem Programs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced a NOFA for its Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program. The NOFA is due March 2, 2020.

This program funds transitional housing or service centers to veterans at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. This NOFA is expected to fund approximately 11,500 beds and 20 service center applications. Successful NOFA applicants will offer one or a combination of transitional housing bed models and service centers. The GPD program works to improve the transitional housing model to maximize its impact on ending homelessness for veterans.

NOFAs shares information to learn more about and apply for funding opportunities. They are examples of future funding that HUD may make available in 2020. To read more about variety of funding opportunities that HUD made available in 2019, click here.

In New Jersey, NJCounts 2019 found on the night of January 22, 2019 out of the 8,864 persons identified as homeless, there were a total of 551 veterans experiencing homelessness representing 7.9% of the adult counted homeless population.  Eighty-one percent of the veterans counted had a disability.  The average monthly income of veteran households experiencing homelessness was $1,2260.  NJCounts 2020 will take place on January 29, 2020.  

As we continue to work in New Jersey to ensure that housing is a right, housing is health care, and housing creates healthy communities, funding available through HUD and VA NOFAs can help accomplish the goal of ending homelessness.