Dec. 7, 2017
While NCHV applauds Secretary Shulkin’s decision not to change homeless funding at this time, we hope VA will clarify what this statement means. Veterans, VAMCs, Housing Authorities, affordable housing developers, and other homeless service providers across the country need concrete assurance that HUD-VASH case management funding for FY 2018 will remain designated as special purpose funding. As VA evaluates how to best target homeless programs funding, it is imperative that funds available for case management of HUD-VASH residents remain distributed in proportion to the geographic distribution of vouchers to ensure these veterans can retain their housing and access any additional supports needed.
To see Secretary Shulkin’s statement, click here.