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Hill Watch: FY18 HUD-VASH Case Management Issue Resolved

Hill Watch: HUD-VASH Case Management Funding Issue Resolved VA publishes memo re-establishing "Special Purpose" protections for FY 2018 Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) issued a memo that officially re-established the Special Purpose funding designation of HUD-VASH case management dollars within VA for the duration of this fiscal year. This highly successful program, which pairs a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) affordable housing voucher with case management services from the VA, had been in danger of losing its special purpose protections since September 2017.  The conversion from special purpose funding to general purpose funding would have allowed VAMC directors to use the money on any hospital operation, instead of only on HUD-VASH case management services. At a time when getting and keeping HUD-VASH case managers on payroll is already a challenge, this conversion would have meant fewer HUD-VASH