More than $42,000 from the federal government will go toward helping homeless veterans in Bucks County find permanent homes.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to gather the funds. Formally known as the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program, HUD-VASH is a collaboration between the two departments.
Mid-Atlantic HUD Regional Administrator Joe DeFelice called HUD-VASH the driving force behind a positive trend.
“With a 12.9-percent drop in veterans experiencing homelessness this year, steady progress is being made in Pennsylvania. Our veterans deserve nothing less.”
Nationally, $29 million went to helping 11,000 veterans experiencing homelessness.
This is just part of a nearly $435,000 total grant to help 60 veterans throughout Pennsylvania.
A total list of funds is below.
- Philadelphia Housing Authority – Philadelphia, 25 vouchers at $176,970
- Harrisburg Housing Authority – Harrisburg, 5 vouchers at $27,852
- Montgomery County Housing Authority – Norristown, 10 vouchers at $110,824
- Mercer County Housing Authority – Sharon, 5 vouchers at $22,892
- Housing Authority of the City of York – York, 5 vouchers at $33,187
- Bucks County Housing Authority – Doylestown, 5 vouchers at $42,452′
- Adams County Housing Authority – Gettysburg, 5 vouchers at $19,938