Washington, D.C. – Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) announced today that the Santa Clara County Housing Authority will receive a $1,193,421.00 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing programs assisting homeless veterans. The program is a joint effort between HUD and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to move veterans and their families out of homelessness and into permanent housing.
"This funding will help care for veterans who sacrificed while serving for our country and now find themselves needing a helping hand," said Rep. Zoe Lofgren. "During difficult economic times, programs like this can make a world of difference for individuals and families trying to get back on their feet and rebuild their lives."
The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program grant will be used to provide housing assistance for homeless veterans to rent privately-owned housing.