Warner, Kaine Announce Federal Funding to Help Reduce Veteran HomelessnessPosted: Updated:
On Friday, April 6, Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced federal funding to help reduce veteran homelessness in Virginia.
The money will go toward Virginia housing authorities to help homeless veterans and their families locate affordable and stable housing. One group that is benefiting from the funds is the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, which works to provide quality affordable housing for those living in the city. The CRHA will receive over $35,000 of the federal funding.
The funds are a result of a joint effort between the departments of Veteran Affairs and Housing and Urban Development.
Press Release from the U.S. Senate:
WASHINGTON— U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) announced today that the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) are awarding $693,962 in federal funding to Virginia housing authorities to help homeless veterans and their families find affordable and stable housing.
“Those who have worn our nation’s uniform deserve to know that their country will take care of them when they return home,” said the Senators. “These federal dollars will help ensure that these heroes have the support they need to find safe and affordable housing.”
The selected Virginia housing authorities and funding amounts are listed below:
- Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority—$35,369
- Chesapeake Redevelopment & Housing Authority—$34,821
- City of Virginia Beach—$39,161
- James City Council Office of Housing & Community Development—$29,164
- Newport News Redevelopment & Housing Authority—$35,663
- Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority—$39,661
- Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority—$6,858
- Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority—$24,043
- Virginia Housing Development Authority—$53,293
- Arlington County Department of Human Services—$161,556
- Fairfax County Redevelopment & Housing Authority—$121,507
- Loudoun County Department of Family Services—$56,249
- Office of Housing Development of Prince William County—$56,617
This funding was granted through the HUD-VASH voucher program, which is a collaborative effort between HUD and the VA that uses targeted vouchers to offer permanent supportive housing opportunities to veterans experiencing homelessness. On March 23, 2018, the Senators voted in favor of the omnibus bill that fully funds homeless prevention programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, including HUD-VASH.