$2.2 million goes to Veteran housing across Nevada
Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today $2,220,253 in Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program grants for veteran housing across Nevada. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $168,512 to the Reno Housing Authority and the Sierra Nevada VA Health Care System, $1,995,867 to the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority and the Southern Nevada VA Health Care System and $55,874 to the Nevada Rural Housing Authority and the Sierra Nevada VA Health Care System.
The HUD-VASH program combines Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA provides these services for participating veterans at VA medical centers and community-based outreach clinics. HUD and VA award HUD-VASH vouchers based on geographic need and public housing agency administrative performance.
“No veteran in Nevada or across America should be homeless after sacrificing so much to protect our freedoms,” said Senator Reid. “Nevada has one of the largest veterans populations in the nation and I take my responsibility to care for these brave men and women seriously. The HUD-VASH program provides veterans with necessary housing and health care resources, which are critical in order to fight homelessness and provide our soldiers with the care they deserve. I have supported this important program since its creation and have fought tooth and nail against efforts to defund it. I thank both HUD and the VA for awarding these grants to communities across Nevada and I remain committed to doing all I can so that Nevada’s heroes receive the benefits and treatment they need.”