The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the grant of $135,022 to four local public housing agencies (PHAs) in Montana to provide a permanent home to 26 veterans experiencing homelessness. The public funding is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program.
A component of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, the HUD-VASH vouchers enable homeless veterans to obtain affordable, decent housing in the private market. 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.