August 29, 2013

HUD-VASH Gives Homeless Veteran Hope for Housing and Better Future

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The HUD Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program is a relatively new cross agency initiative that helps homeless veterans by offering them not only housing, but also supportive services.  These supportive services offer the type of assistance that many chronically homeless veterans need to overcome the obstacles that have led them, and sometimes their families, […]

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August 3, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

After the hottest month in DC history, a day below 90 degrees like this one is cause for celebration here in Washington. Mark the occasion with the cold beverage of your choice and some refreshing housing news: When you factor in transportation, what’s the real price of a home in the suburbs? But what if […]

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July 29, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

If you follow @PeterTrue_HUD you know there was some talk about housing tunes this afternoon. Here’s a fitting song to play while you read our round-up of housing news: As recent veterans face homelessness, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced grants to make sure our servicemen and women have a place to call home. Secretary […]

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February 22, 2011

1 in 168 Vets Homeless

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Nearly 76,000 veterans were homeless on a given night in 2009 while about 136,000 vets spent at least one night in a shelter that year, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA). It is the first time that the federal agencies published an analysis of the extent of […]

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February 11, 2011

THE SHAME OF VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

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Hispanic and African American Vets at greater risk of living on the streets/shelters Our guest blogger today is Mark Johnston, HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs Programs For the first time ever, HUD and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published the most comprehensive analysis of the extent of homelessness among American veterans.  According to […]

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