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March 3, 2017 – The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.

Last year, Nevada County counted 22 homeless veterans and was provided the same number of vouchers.  Out of the 22 veterans who were provided vouchers, 18 were successfully housed. The Regional Housing Authority requested more vouchers for Nevada County, and 14 additional vouchers were allocated for a total of 36 for this year. The need for low income housing is growing in order to help support these local veterans. If you have a rental property, consider participating in a program that has helped tens of thousands of veterans and their families overcome the challenges of homelessness and lead independent lives.

For additional information on how vouchers are awarded or how you may participate in the program, please contact your Nevada County Veteran Services Officer, Kevin M. Edwards at (530) 265-1446 or e-mail him at Kevin.Edwards@co.nevada.ca.us.