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

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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 2020, 100,570 subsidized housing vouchers were allocated to HUD-VASH with nearly 80,000 formerly homeless Veterans living in their own permanent housing as a result of this partnership between HUD and VA.   

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

Download Tribal HUD-VASH Grants Guide

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.

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