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HUD-VASH combines HUD housing vouchers with VA supportive services to help Veterans who are homeless and their families find and sustain permanent housing.
According to NVF.org vouchers are allocated proportionately depending on several factors. HUD looks for large concentrations of homeless veterans, identifies the nearest VA facility and the public housing agency (PHA), then invites the agency to apply for housing vouchers, which are generally administered at the local level.
Through public housing authorities, HUD provides rental assistance vouchers for privately owned housing to Veterans who are eligible for VA health care services and are experiencing homelessness.
VA case managers may connect these Veterans with support services such as health care, mental health treatment and substance use counseling to help them in their recovery process and with their ability to maintain housing in the community.
Among VA homeless continuum of care programs, HUD-VASH enrolls the largest number and largest percentage of Veterans who have experienced long-term or repeated homelessness.
One America's Emerald Robinson recently caught up with HUD Secretary Ben Carson who gave an update on HUD-VASH...
Learn more at www.va.gov/homeless/hud-vash.asp
10-Nov-2018 - Another update and interview with Dr. Ben Carson on Breitbart says... “When we have 95% of veterans off the streets, that’s considered essential victory,” said Carson. “You’re always gonna have two or three people say, ‘No, no, no, I don’t want it. I don’t want any part of what you guys are doing. I like it out here on the streets.’ You’re always going to have people like that, although we continue to work on those individuals and try to help them too. ... He also said, "Many of the people I’ve talked to were like that at one point, but their confidence was gained and they’re very happy that that has happened.”
"Sixty-four local communities and three states have declared an effective end of veteran homelessness." Secretary Carson spoke on this and offered insight as to how those results were calculated ~ read more