(MIAMI, August 15, 2013) – Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) was recently awarded $327,024 by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (US HUD) to support an additional 45 vouchers under the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) initiative. With these additional vouchers, PHCD now administers a total of 170 HUD/VASH vouchers.
The HUD-VASH program combines Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
“We are pleased to be able to provide much needed assistance for veterans who sacrificed for our country but are now experiencing difficulties in finding decent, safe and affordable housing. Through Miami-Dade County’s partnership with US HUD and the VA, we can help provide these 170 veterans and their families with the peace of mind that comes with securing a stable home,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.
HUD-VASH funds may only be used for providing permanent housing for eligible homeless US veterans who are single or eligible homeless US veterans with families. Eligible candidates for the program are expected to participate in case management and utilize the supportive services, treatment recommendations, and assistance needed to successfully maintain recovery and sustain housing in the community.
To apply for HUD-VASH Section 8 vouchers, contact your local VA Homeless Program at (305) 541-5864.