October 4, 2018

By Lauren Hernandez

More than 300 homeless veterans in the Bay Area and Central Valley could soon move into permanent housing with the help of a joint federal program, officials said this week.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs awarded $5.3 million for rental assistance and support services to various HUD offices in the Bay Area and Central Valley, according to HUD. The funds are expected to help 343 veterans get housing vouchers.

“We have few responsibilities greater than making sure those who have sacrificed so much in service to their country have a home they can call their own,” said Ben Carson, HUD secretary. “The housing vouchers awarded today ensure homeless veterans nationwide have access to affordable housing and the critical support services from the VA.”