The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded 28 Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) renewal awards, totaling more than $9 million, to provide rental assistance and supportive services to Native American Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
“HUD is committed to serving Native American Veterans by ensuring that they have access to safe, stable, and affordable homes and quality supportive services,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “With these funds, Tribal communities can help meet the housing needs of hundreds of Native American Veterans who deserve our unwavering gratitude and support.”
The Tribal HUD-VASH program provides housing and supportive services to Native American Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness by combining rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Click here for the list of awards.
Eligible recipients for renewal funding are Indian tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) awarded assistance under the rental assistance and supportive housing demonstration program for Native American Veterans (Federal Register Notice, “Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program Awards, Fiscal Year 2015” (81 FR 10880)); and Indian tribes and TDHEs awarded assistance under the expansion of the Tribal HUD-VASH demonstration program (Federal Register Notice “Tribal HUD VASH Expansion” (FR-6400-N-73)).
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of HUD’s awarding in August of $841,113 in Tribal HUD-VASH expansion grants to three TDHEs to help house Native American Veterans experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Those awards constituted the second round of expansion awards announced under the Tribal HUD-VASH program. HUD awarded $1,021,818 in round one expansion grants in September 2021.
Currently, approximately 400 Native American Veterans are housed under the Tribal HUD-VASH program. Since its inception, the program has provided rental assistance or case management services to approximately 1,000 Native American Veterans.