The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) along with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this week that nearly $65 million will be used to provide homeless veterans with safe housing and services through the HUD-VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) Program!
The Pinellas County Housing Authority will receive $583,328 in the form of 86 HUD-VASH tenant-based vouchers to help local veterans. Through partnership with the CW “Bill” Young Health Care System in Bay Pines, and the St. Petersburg Community-Based Outreach Clinic, PCHA will be able to bring Pinellas County’s homeless veterans the help they deserve.
“We are tremendously honored to have been selected by HUD to provide this rental assistance to additional homeless veterans in Pinellas County. Our partnerships with the C.W. Bill Young Veterans Medical Center will assure that we continue to work toward providing affordable housing to homeless veterans in a caring, supportive environment as they receive the services and care that they need moving forward,” said PCHA Board Chairman Joseph Triolo.
In addition to the 470 HUD-VASH vouchers administered for homeless veterans, PCHA has a veterans’ preference in place for the regular Housing Choice Voucher program, and opened the waiting list to all veterans effective April 1st.