Showing posts from November 15, 2016

Baltimore Co Veteran Stand Down 11/18, 8am-3pm


HUD-VASH Vouchers Announced, Will Provide 2,100 Veterans Permanent Homes

HUD-VASH Vouchers Announced, Will Provide 2,100 Veterans Permanent Homes $18.5 million in Project Based Vouchers for homeless veterans The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $18.5 million to 39 local public housing agencies across the country to provide a permanent home to an estimated 2,100 veterans experiencing homelessness. The supportive housing assistance announced today is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program  which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA. The HUD-VASH Project Based Vouchers (PBVs) being awarded today are attached to specific existing, new construction or rehabilitated units. These vouchers will preserve affordable housing and ensure that persons


Housing vouchers most effective intervention while Rapid re-housing proves least costly WASHINGTON – When a family with children seeks emergency shelter, there are a number of interventions to address their homelessness.  Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the results of an exhaustive study to identify the most efficient and cost-effective ways to house and serve these families.  After tracking more than 2,200 families over a three-year period, HUD found that a long-term subsidy, typically a Housing Choice Voucher, led to far better outcomes for reducing family homelessness and improving family well-being. HUD's Family Options Study: Three-year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families  discovered that 37 months after enrolling into the study and being randomly assigned to one of four interventions, the families offered a long-term subsidy experienced significant reductions in subsequent homelessn