June 03, 2016

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $736,000 To Relieve Veterans' Homelessness In Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) are awarding $736,284 to Virginia housing authorities and local VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) to help homeless veterans find affordable and stable housing.

 “We owe our veterans the best-quality care and support in their communities and we are pleased to see governments at all levels working together to address it,” the Senators said. ”Today’s federal funding will help Virginia’s heroes access safe and affordable housing.”

The following VAMCs will receive funding: 

  • Hampton VA Medical Center and Norfolk-VA Beach Community-Based Outpatient Clinic will receive $410,244;
  • Washington, DC VA Medical Center (Fairfax & Prince William Counties) will receive $194,256;
  • Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond will receive $98,280 and;
  • Salem VA Medical Center will receive $33,504

HUD-VA Supportive Housing (VASH) provides critical housing and services to veterans experiencing homelessness. This effort also includes HUD’s Homeless Assistance Programs, as well as VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) and Grant and Per Diem (GPD) programs. More information on today’s announcement can be found here