Hampton Roads homeless veterans to receive help through HUD, VA joint program

Hampton Roads homeless veterans to receive help through HUD, VA joint program

Four Hampton Roads-area housing authorities and agencies will receive more than $149,000 to help aid 20 homeless veterans under a joint voucher program run by the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development.

The awards are part of $693,962 being given to 13 agencies across Virginia to help provide homes to 78 veterans through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program, according to a HUD news release Friday.

The program works to reduce veteran homelessness by providing money for housing with case management and clinical services provided by the VA.

Under the program, the following will receive money:

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, $39,661; Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority, $34,821; City of Virginia Beach, $39,161; Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority, $35,663.

More than 87,000 vouchers have been awarded to about 144,000 homeless veterans nationally since the program began in 2008, HUD said.

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