Amo Announces Over $586,000 to Help Homeless Veterans Secure Housing

 

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Gabe Amo (RI-01) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provided $586,431 in federal funding to help homeless veterans and their families find permanent housing. The Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation will receive $337,554.00 and the North Providence Housing Authority will receive $248,877.00.

 

“Too many of those who put on the uniform to serve our country struggle with homelessness. Every veteran deserves to have a safe, stable place to call home,” said Congressman Gabe Amo. “I am excited about these federal funds being brought to Rhode Island to help protect our veterans and their families. In Washington, I will continue to fight for more housing and resources for our brave service members.”

 

The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program provides housing and a range of supportive services to veterans experiencing homelessness. The program combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the VA. According to HUD, the number of Veterans experiencing homelessness has fallen by 11% since early 2020 – the most significant decline in more than five years.

 

“HUD is committed to ending veteran homelessness once and for all,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “These HUD-VASH voucher awards help us to reach that goal. We will continue to work with our local Veterans Affairs Medical Center partners at public housing agencies across the country so we can get veterans experiencing veterans and their families off the streets and into affordable housing.”

 

Veterans who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless may contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838) for help. The VA hotline ensures that veterans have free, around the clock access to trained counselors and the resources needed to access services in their community.

 

See the full list of awardees here.

 

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