The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program “provides permanent housing and case management for eligible homeless Veterans, single or with families.” However, if a lucky family is enrolled in the program, and the Veteran dies, the family will not be able to stay in the program. Yes, the Veteran’s widow and children will be evicted most likely. The newest round of vouchers are distributed around the country. To view the chart to see how many veterans in your state will get vouchers, click here.
Why would an able-bodied veteran, say with a family, even need a rental voucher in these locations? We have to take a look at average rents for a 2-bedroom apartment. Here’s a sampling of statewide fair market rents from around the country and how many veterans vouchers will be available in certain areas:
Vermont rents, $964.00, will get 16 vouchers; Chicago rents, $885.00, will get 169 vouchers; Phoenix rents, $ 894.00, will get 82 vouchers; Los Angeles rents,$1,341.00, will get 552 vouchers; Minneapolis rents, $836.00, will get 10; Winston-Salem rents, $737.00, will get 18 vouchers.
This proposed new project in Washington (studios/1-bedrooms) looks attractive but Vancouver may not approve it and some think there isn’t a need.
If at risk for homelessness, call 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838)
Non-profits can apply for a
Stand Down Grant–not “the answer”
but a possible to link up with services for some.
NO more VA parties (conferences) until every veteran family is housed!