Home Forward Can Help Another 55 Homeless Veterans

Home Forward has received an additional 55 HUD Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD VASH) rental vouchers that provide homeless vets with a permanent, affordable place to call home.

The award, which represents $349,483 in annual rent assistance, brings the total HUD VASH vouchers the agency administers to 360.  The vouchers are paired with comprehensive case management and clinical services from the Veterans Administration,  which refers vets to Home Forward for the rent assistance.

"These special vouchers are a great resource for men and women who have served our country," said Steve Rudman, Home Forward's executive director.  "The HUD-VA partnership ensures homeless vets have an affordable home and whatever help they need as they build more stability in their lives." 

Rudman said the community's strong support for the program helped the agency put all of its existing vouchers into use.  "We are thankful to work with thoughtful and caring partners who have rallied to make sure this assistance reaches those who need it," he said.  Home Forward joined with the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and the United Way to contribute flexible funds that helped vets with housing search and move-in costs as part of an effort to reach full lease-up that was dubbed Operation 305. 

Click here to read the HUD news release on the new VASH award.


June 3, 2012