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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program

HUD-VASH is a collaborative program between HUD and VA combines HUD housing vouchers with VA supportive services to help Veterans who are homeless and their families find and sustain permanent housing.

Through public housing authorities, HUD provides rental assistance vouchers for privately owned housing to Veterans who are eligible for VA health care services and are experiencing homelessness. VA case managers may connect these Veterans with support services such as health care, mental health treatment and substance use counseling to help them in their recovery process and with their ability to maintain housing in the community. Among VA homeless continuum of care programs, HUD-VASH enrolls the largest number and largest percentage of Veterans who have experienced long-term or repeated homelessness. At the end of FY 2018, there were 85,509 Veterans with active HUD-VASH vouchers and 78,234 Veterans in housing with a HUD-VASH voucher.

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HUD News Release ThumbnailHUD and VA Team Up to Help Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes | HUD News Release, April 6, 2018

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Ending Veteran Homelessness on Tribal Lands: A Tribal HUD-VASH Grants Guide | Spring 2016

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Developed by VA and HUD, this guide is designed to familiarize VA medical centers, tribes, tribally designated housing entities and community providers with a new program to permanently house American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans.

HUD-VASH Resource Guide for Permanent Housing and Clinical Care

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HUD-VASH case managers and others who work with homeless Veterans can use this resource to address the multifaceted needs of homeless Veterans. Led by the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, the guide was developed by a dynamic team of researchers, policy analysts, public health experts, psychologists, physicians and social workers.

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