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Pinellas County Housing Authority To Provide Housing Assistance to 100 Homeless Veterans

Another 100 homeless veterans in Pinellas County will receive housing through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program announced by HUD this week.

“It’s a national disgrace that one out of every six men and women in our shelters once wore a uniform to serve our country,” said HUD Secretary Donovan. “But we know that by providing housing assistance and case management services, we can significantly reduce the number of veterans living on our streets.  Working together, HUD, VA and local housing agencies are making real progress toward ending veteran homelessness once and for all.”

HELP END HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS IN OUR COMMUNITY

Landlords of quality rental units needed for new

HOUSING FIRST VASH VOUCHERS for HOMELESS VETERANS! 

Meet and Greet the New VA Representatives that will be providing case management and other supportive services to Veterans in need.  

The Pinellas County Housing Authority seeks owners of quality one and two bedroom rental properties to make their units available for rapid leasing to participants of the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program.  Properties in foreclosure are not eligible. 

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Pinellas County Housing Authority Seeks Property Owners to Help End Homelessness among Veterans in Pinellas County

The Pinellas County Housing Authority seeks owners of quality one and two bedroom rental properties to make their units available for rapid leasing to participants of the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program.    

 For additional information please attend an informational meeting on November 16, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the Pinellas County Housing Authority, 11479 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33778.  

Pinellas County Housing Authority Implements HUD-VASH Express

Eighteen homeless veterans are a step closer to having a home of their own thanks to the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program and the Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA).  PCHA implemented the first of several HUD-VASH Express Rapid Housing Program briefings for a group of homeless veterans referred by the Bay Pines Medical Center. 

We developed our HUD VASH Express Rapid Housing Program to help our VASH eligible, homeless veterans find permanent homes and get back on their feet quicker” said Debra Johnson, PCHA’s Executive Director.   The model embraces the “Housing First” idea that vulnerable and at-risk homeless individuals and families are more responsive to interventions and social services support after they are in their own housing, rather than while living in temporary/transitional facilities or housing programs.  With permanent housing, these veterans can begin to regain the self-confidence and control over their lives they lost when they became homeless.  

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