Housing for veterans

Butte County gets $173,000 for homeless vets

Butte County’s Housing Authority will receive 30 vouchers, a value of $173,052, to house homeless veterans, according to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release.

The vouchers provide rental assistance, case management and clinical services and are funded by HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Participants rent privately owned homes and generally pay no more than 30 percent of their income for rent. Medical centers provide assessments and refer veterans to housing agencies based on factors like how long a person has been homeless.

Nationally, $43 million was awarded to 325 local public housing agencies to house more than 5,200 homeless veterans.