HUD ANNOUNCES OVER $1.6 MILLION TO NEW JERSEY IN RENTAL AND HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS IN NEED
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is awarding $46 million in rental assistance and housing vouchers to help veterans at risk of experiencing homelessness. The supportive housing assistance is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the VA. See the local impact.
New York is receiving $1,610,667 which amounts to 164 vouchers. Please see the chart at the bottom of the release.
A component of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, the HUD-VASH vouchers being awarded today enable homeless veterans to obtain affordable, decent housing in the private market. These vouchers are critical tools in helping communities effectively end homelessness among veterans.
“Ending veteran homelessness has been a top priority for the Trump Administration since day one,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “We have an obligation to ensure that our nation’s veterans, who have given so much for our country are not left out on the streets. They fought for us, now it’s time for us to fight for them.”
“These housing vouchers not only provide a permanent home for our veterans, but also provide supportive services that will foster better health, financial stability and an improved quality of life,” said Lynne Patton, HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey. “Veterans left their homes to protect our freedoms, now we must make sure they have a home and protect them.”
In the HUD-VASH program, VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) assess veterans experiencing homelessness before referring them to local housing agencies for these vouchers. Decisions are based on a variety of factors, most importantly the duration of homelessness and the need for longer term, more intensive support in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. The HUD-VASH program includes both the rental assistance the voucher provides and the comprehensive case management that VAMC staff offers.
Veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
|Housing Authority||Vouchers||Partnering Facility||Funding Amount|
|Housing Authority of the City of Long Branch||10||V02/New Jersey HCS||$ 110,562|
|Jersey City Housing Authority||10||V02/New Jersey HCS||$ 98,522|
|Atlantic City Housing Authority||5||V04/Wilmington||$ 36,790|
|New Brunswick Housing Authority||10||V02/New Jersey HCS||$ 105,558|
|Pleasantville Housing Authority||5||V04/Wilmington||$ 37,780|
|New Jersey Dept of Community Affairs||99||V02/New Jersey HCS||$ 975,194|
|New Jersey Dept of Community Affairs||20||V04/Philadelphia||$ 197,009|
|New Jersey Dept of Community Affairs||5||V04/Wilmington||$ 49,252|
TOTAL $ 1,610,667
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
More information about HUD and its programs is available at www.hud.gov and https://espanol.hud.gov.