Baltimore – Sixty homeless veterans in Maryland will receive rental assistance and other services through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program, including the first vouchers in southern Maryland, officials announced.
Acting Secretary Clarence Snuggs joined Senator Benjamin Cardin, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the secretaries of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to announce additional assistance to help 1,984 homeless veterans find permanent supportive housing. Read HUD’s release.
The voucher program combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the Veterans Administration. In October, the two federal agencies awarded $62 million in vouchers to assist more than 9,000 homeless veterans.
Three Maryland agencies received 60 vouchers for more than $491,000, including 21 vouchers for homeless veterans in southern Maryland, which has never received vouchers before. Continue reading