U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced today that they will provide HUD rental vouchers and VA case management to 610 more homeless veterans - 50 in Alaska, 50 in Idaho, 185 in Oregon and 325 in Washington state. HASCO has been awarded 75 vouchers - the largest number in the region.
“It’s a national disgrace that one out of every six men and women in our shelters once wore a uniform to serve our country,” said HUD Secretary Donovan. “But we know that by providing housing assistance and case management services, we can significantly reduce the number of veterans living on our streets. Working together, HUD, VA and local housing agencies are making real progress toward ending veteran homelessness once and for all.”
For more information, see the press release.