WASHINGTON (June 6, 2016)—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $44,220 to the Calvert County Housing Authority to help find permanent homes for homeless veterans. The rental assistance funding is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the VA.
The $44,220 provides for 5 vouchers which can be used for housing homeless veterans in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties. Southern Maryland has received a total of 35 vouchers since December 2014.
"I'm pleased that five additional HUD-VASH vouchers have been awarded to the Calvert County Housing Authority to help provide permanent housing to veterans in Southern Maryland's tri-county region," stated Congressman Steny Hoyer, who announced the award today. "These vouchers are provided based on results from the annual 'Point-in-Time' survey, a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals, which I am proud to support each year in Southern Maryland. It is important that we do everything we can to ensure that our brave veterans and their families are off of the streets and in a place they can call home. I will continue to work in Congress to push for measures that help get veterans the resources they need as they transition back home and into civilian life."