As part of its continuing efforts to help end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the award of an additional 44 HUD Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Vouchers to the Coos-Curry, Salem and Northwest Oregon housing authorities in Oregon.
Under the HUD VASH program, rental assistance is provided to homeless veterans referred by the VA in order to provide the veterans with permanent affordable housing. With today’s awards, HUD will be providing VASH vouchers to provide permanent housing to 1,916 homeless veterans in Oregon.
Today’s awards to the Oregon State Housing Authorities was part of a national announcement awarding 529 Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Vouchers with a total annual value of $2.9 million to housing authorities, mostly serving rural communities, in 26 states. See full press release here