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Cedar Rapids Receives Nearly $40,000 for Veterans

Cedar Rapids Receives Nearly $40,000 for Veterans

April 19, 2018

Cedar Rapids Receives Nearly $40,000 for Veterans Services

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the City of Cedar Rapids nearly $40,000 to help provide a permanent home to veterans experiencing homelessness.

The City will receive 12 vouchers through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program, which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by Veterans Affairs.

On April 19, HUD Great Plains Regional Administrator Jason Mohr presented the ceremonial check to City Council members Scott Olson, Susie Weinacht, and Scott Overland, and to Director of Community Development Jennifer Pratt.

About the Program

Nationally, more than 87,000 vouchers have been awarded and approximately 144,000 homeless veterans have been served through the HUD-VASH program since 2008.

Rental assistance and supportive services provided through HUD-VASH are a critical resource for local communities in ending homelessness among our nation's veterans.

These vouchers will help provide veterans in need with immediate access to permanent housing. The HUD-VASH program includes both the rental assistance the voucher provides and the comprehensive case management that VAMC staff offers.

Veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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