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A total of 142 housing vouchers will help veterans across the state 

HUD-VASH vouchers from program Murray helped restart in 2008

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of both the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced new resources to help homeless veterans secure stable housing and supportive services. Washington state will receive an additional 142 housing vouchers that will be distributed among housing authorities, part of $38 million in grants to help veterans around the country.

“The HUD-VASH program is a critical step to address the problem of veteran homelessness in Washington state and around the country, and I’m glad to see so many vouchers specifically targeted to Washington state veterans today,” Senator Murray said. “The men and women who served our country deserve our support long after the war is over, and while we’ve made real progress in recent years, I will keep fighting for this program until not a single veteran is forced to sleep on the streets.”

The rental assistance announced today 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 VA, a program Murray helped restart in 2008 and which she has continued to help fund every year since. Since 2008, more than 79,000 vouchers have been awarded and over 111,000 homeless veterans have been served through the HUD-VASH program. See a breakdown of the voucher allocation announced today below.

 

Public Housing Authority

VA

Location

# Vouchers

Amount

Seattle Housing Authority

VA Puget Sound Health Care SystemSeattle Division

Seattle

15

$   128,160

Housing Authority of King County

VA Puget Sound Health Care SystemSeattle Division

Seattle

45

$   386,640

Housing Authority of Snohomish County

VA Puget Sound Health Care System/Seattle Division

Snohomish and Everett

6

$     53,640

Housing Authority of Thurston County

VA Puget Sound Health Care System/American Lake Division

Olympia

7

$     47,376

Housing Authority of Pierce County

VA Puget Sound Health Care System/American Lake Division

Tacoma

14

$     89,040

Housing Authority of the City of Spokane

Spokane VA Medical Center

Spokane

16

$     67,968

Housing Authority of the City of Walla Walla

Walla Walla VA Medical Center

Walla Walla

12

$     53,856

Housing Authority of Skagit County

VA Puget Sound Health Care System/Mt. Vernon Community-Based Outpatient Clinic

Mt. Vernon

7

$     37,380

Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee

Spokane VA Medical Center/Wenatchee Community-Based Outpatient Clinic

Wenatchee

12

$     52,560

Housing Authority of the City of Vancouver

Portland VA Medical Center/Vancouver Campus

Vancouver

8

$     47,616

 

 

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