HUD-VASH Helps Homeless Veterans Have a Place to Call Home

During the 2015 annual convention of the National Congress of American Indians, then HUD Secretary Julian Castro announced a new demonstration program for Native American Veterans.

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).

The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes were one 26 tribes selected to be a part of the HUD-VASH program, and though the process has been long and sometimes unbearable, three Cheyenne & Arapaho tribal veterans now have a place to call home … and more are in the process of being approved.


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