Sens. Menendez, Booker Announce Over $895K for Homeless Veterans in NJ
NEWARK, NJ – April 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced $895,821 in federal funding to help homeless veterans in New Jersey find supportive services and a place to call home. The grant is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program.
“No one who has served our nation should find themselves living on the streets,” said Sen. Menendez. “I’ve said many times that a grateful nation not only goes to a Veterans’ Day or Memorial Day observance, but shows its gratitude in the opportunities, services, and benefits we provide to our veterans. I applaud this funding because it helps ensure vets in New Jersey will receive the shelter, services, and support they need and deserve.”
“There are few better ways to honor the brave servicemen and women who put their lives on the line for our freedoms than to direct federal resources to end veteran homelessness,” said Sen. Booker. “We are all deeply indebted to our heroes in uniform and it’s our duty and obligation to ensure they have a place to call home. This funding is essential to helping us support New Jersey’s homeless veterans.”
New Jersey HUD-VASH tenant-based vouchers will be given to:
The Long Branch Housing Authority in the amount of $146,815
The State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for use statewide in the amount of $464,573
The State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for use in Newark in the amount of $104,292
The State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for use in Jersey City in the amount of $66,368
The State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for use in New Brunswick in the amount of $66,368
The State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for use in Atlantic City in the amount of $47,405
This New Jersey funding is part of an announcement from HUD-VASH of $65,000,000 to help homeless veterans across the country. The HUD-VASH program, which began in 2008, awards funding based on demonstrated need in communities with high numbers of homeless veterans, and works with local housing authorities and VA facilities to provide permanent housing and case management and clinical assistance. Veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program rent privately-owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent.
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