Patty in the News

The Bellingham Housing Authority will receive 25 vouchers worth $163,080 to help homeless veterans find housing, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray announced Tuesday, June 1.

The vouchers are part of the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program through the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

As chairman of the Senate Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, Murray secured $75 million for public housing agencies across the country to help about 10,000 veterans.

Each voucher is worth about $7,500 and provides rental assistance for housing for a homeless veteran and family members.

"Each one of these vouchers represents a year's rent for someone who has sacrificed for our nation but is now struggling to find housing," Murray, D-Washington, said in a statement.

- Bellingham Herald