September 29, 2010

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that New Hampshire will receive $83,424 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help provide supportive housing to homeless veterans.  The funding is part of the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program and will help eligible veterans find safe, clean housing and pay for case management services. 

"Our nation owes a deep debt of gratitude to our veterans, and we have a responsibility to ensure that their most basic needs do not go unmet," said Shaheen.  "The problem of homelessness among our veterans is an issue of deep concern to me.  Programs like HUD-VASH provide an opportunity for these individuals to turn their lives around and can ultimately help us end homelessness among veterans."


The HUD-VASH program is a partnership with HUD and the Veterans Administration.  The program combines Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Veterans Affairs at its medical centers and in the community.  This is New Hampshire's second award of HUD-VASH funding this year. 

"We are excited to receive these new vouchers that will serve homeless veterans in the state," said Dee Ann Pouliot, Managing Director of Assisted Housing with New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority. "The VASH program allows us to partner with the Veterans Administration to provide a population in need with case management as well as rental assistance to better serve those who have served their country."


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