Houston, TX, April 01, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Houston Housing Authority was awarded $890,000 by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide permanent housing to Houston’s homeless veterans. The funding will allow HHA to administer an additional 150 vouchers through its HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH). The HUD-VASH program provides qualifying veterans a housing voucher and comprehensive case management service provided by the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. This award increases HHA’s VASH program to 795 vouchers. HHA administers the third largest HUD-VASH program in the United States.
“We are thrilled that we will be able to assist even more homeless veterans in Houston,” said Tory Gunsolley, Houston Housing Authority President & CEO. “The VASH program allows us to keep our commitment of providing safe, affordable housing to our veterans.”
Buddy Grantham, City of Houston Office of Veterans’ Affairs Director is a strong advocate for the HUD-VASH program and welcomes the additional vouchers to the city.
“This program is a tremendous example of America keeping its promise to care for our veterans,” Grantham said. “As we work together to help this fragile population, the City of Houston is proud to assist our community partners as they help our heroes move off of the streets and into safe housing.”
The Houston Housing Authority provides affordable homes and services to more than 60,000 low-income Houstonians, including over 17,000 families housed through the Housing Choice Voucher Program and another 5,500 living in 25 public housing and tax credit developments around the city. HHA also administers the nation’s third largest voucher program exclusively serving homeless veterans. More information about HHA can be found at www.housingforhouston.com