SCHUMER ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $1.1 MILLION IN RENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR OVER 100 HOMELESS VETERANS IN NEW YORK CITY; FEDERAL HUD-VASH VOUCHERS AWARDED TO NYCHA & NEW YORK HOUSING PRESERVATION & DEVELOPMENT TO HELP COVER COST OF RENT, SUPPORT SERVICES FOR AT-RISK VETERANS
According to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, There Are More Than 1,600 Homeless Veterans in New York City
Housing & Urban Development Vouchers Help Homeless Veterans Live Independently With Their Families; HUD-VASH Program Combines Rental Assistance With Case Management & Clinical Services Provided by the VA
Schumer: Even One Homeless Veteran is One Too Many
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced more than $1.1 million in federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) vouchers for public housing agencies in New York City that have agreed to provide rental assistance to in-need veterans. The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Specifically, $590,957 in HUD-VASH project-based vouchers will go to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and $579,240 in HUD-VASH project-based vouchers for the New York Housing Preservation and Development. Schumer said that according to HUD, there were 1,645 homeless veterans in the New York City area last year. Schumer explained that these HUD-VASH project-based vouchers will help provide much-needed rental assistance to at-risk veterans in the New York City area.
“Even one homeless veteran is one too many. These brave men and women put life and limb on the line to protect our country and we owe it to them to ensure they can find affordable, safe housing. This $1.1 million in HUD-VASH vouchers will help provide New York City with the resources it needs to ensure our veterans stay off the streets after protecting the many freedoms we know and cherish and I am pleased that this funding has come just in time for Veteran’s Day,” said Senator Schumer.
Overall, HUD is providing approximately $6.5 million to 27 local public housing agencies that will support 821 units. In New York City, HUD has awarded 56 project-based vouchers to NYCHA and 45 project-based vouchers to the New York Housing Preservation and Development. James A. Peters VA Medical Center is the partnering VA medical facility providing case management and clinical services.