Essay 2011 For The Hud Vash Program

973 Words Apr 19th, 2016 4 Pages
On May 20, 2010, A Special Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies, was called, and the various governmental entities and agencies were given the opportunity to present their various points, evidence, and stance on the issue of zero funding in 2011 for the HUD-VASH program. Statistics were provided, various Senators spoke…and in the end, the zero funding of the HUD-VASH program was overturned. In 2011, the HUD-VASH program received $50 million, equating to 7,500 vouchers. Every year since 2011, the funding has been resumed at $75 million and the program has been able to issue 10,000 new vouchers each year ("Housing our heroes: an examination of the progress in ending veterans ' homelessness,” 2011).
To reiterate what has been explored concerning the HUD-VASH program; so far the discussion has centered around veteran’s homelessness; the partnership of the two major agencies, HUD and the VA; also the funding of the HUD-VASH program has been established. The discussion will now shift to a general outline of who is eligible for the programs services, eligibility requirements, and an overview of the services the HUD-VASH program provides to those they serve will be examined.
According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (2012), HUD-VASH Eligibility Criteria, an individual must be a veteran who is VA health care eligible and who is homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. The veteran must meet…

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