HUD announces $73 million to aid veterans experiencing homelessness

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the Fiscal Year 2023 HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Summer Registration of Interest, which makes available approximately $73 million for Public Housing Agencies to assist homeless veterans.

HUD estimates this funding will support up to 7,500 new HUD-VASH vouchers. The funding includes $33 million in carryover funds available to award non-competitively and $40 million recently appropriated through the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Public Law 117-328). Read Notice PIH 2023-22 here.

“HUD-VASH has been integral to the progress we have made to reduce and ultimately end Veteran homelessness. Thanks to HUD-VASH, thousands of former service members no longer have to worry about having a safe place to call home,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “I encourage eligible Public Housing Agencies across the country to apply for the HUD-VASH Summer Registration of Interest to continue the success of national efforts to place veterans experiencing homelessness into housing.”

As in prior years, PHAs will be provided an opportunity to self-identify interest in receiving vouchers. Interested PHAs are required to provide written letters of support from their partnering VA Medical Centers to be considered.

The FY2023 Summer HUD-VASH ROI will close at midnight in the time zone of the PHA on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023.

The HUD-VASH program for veterans experiencing homelessness combines HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA provides these services for participating veterans at VA medical centers, community-based outreach clinics, through VA contractors, or through other VA designated service providers.