The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded $890,000 to the Houston Housing Authority (HHA) to provide permanent residence and combat homelessness among veterans.
According to PR.com, the funds will be used to provide an additional 150 vouchers through its HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) to Houston’s homeless vets. This will increase the HHA’s HUD-VASH program vouchers to 790.
The HUD-VASH program provides qualifying veterans a housing voucher and comprehensive case management service provided by the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.
“We are thrilled that we will be able to assist even more homeless veterans in Houston,” said Tory Gunsolley, Houston Housing Authority President and CEO. “The VASH program allows us to keep our commitment of providing safe, affordable housing to our veterans.”
City of Houston Office of Veterans’ Affairs DirectorBuddy Grantham expressed his contentment at the additional vouchers to the city.
“This program is a tremendous example of America keeping its promise to care for our veterans,” Grantham said. “As we work together to help this fragile population, the city of Houston is proud to assist our community partners as they help our heroes move off of the streets and into safe housing.”
HHA operates the third largest HUD-VASH program in the country, serving exclusively homeless veterans.