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Homeless Veterans Can Receive Housing Assistance

Riverside County Economic Development Agency recently received funding to support HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) needs in the county. Riverside County has made tremendous strides towards ending veteran homelessness since the launch of the VALOR Initiative in June 2013 and most recently identified 93 veterans who are still in need of permanent housing in order to achieve this goal. The program will help provide homeless veterans and their families who have already been identified through the Riverside County’s Coordinated Entry System with immediate access to permanent housing for the fiscal year 2016.

The program will be administered in partnership through the Loma Linda Health Care System and the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside serving veterans throughout Riverside County.

Through a voucher program, 50 Veterans will receive assistance in defraying the cost for qualified housing. The rental assistance is coupled with VA supportive services to assist veterans and their families through the recovery process and with their ability to maintain permanent housing.

For more information regarding this program, contact Supervisor Chuck Washington’s Third District office, Sundae Sayles at 951-955-1030.