HUD Awards $8M for Native American Homeless Assistance

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Executive Summary:

  • HUD awards 29 Tribal HUD-VASH renewal awards, totaling $8,588,580.
  • Aimed at assisting Native American Veterans at risk of homelessness.
  • Program offers rental aid from HUD and services from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Secretary Fudge emphasizes importance of housing for those who served the country.
  • Over 440 Native American Veterans currently benefit from this program.
  • Since program’s start, more than 1,000 Native American Veterans received assistance.
  • Monocchio notes high military service rates among American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Unedited Press Release Text:

HUD Awards $8.6 Million to Provide Rental Assistance to Native American Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded today 29 Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) renewal awards, totaling $8,588,580, to provide rental assistance and supportive services to Native American Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness. See the full list of awardees here.

The Tribal HUD-VASH program provides housing and supportive services to Native American Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness by combining rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

“No one who has bravely served our country should struggle to secure and maintain housing. With today’s action, HUD is taking an important step toward helping improve the quality of life for Native American Veterans,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “These resources are vital to our efforts to increase Native American Veterans’ access to safe and quality housing.”

Currently, over 440 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 more than 1,000 Native American Veterans across the country.

“Historically, American Indians and Alaska Natives have served at high rates in the military,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Monocchio. “HUD is committed to ensuring that Native American Veterans have a safe place to call home and support services to set them on a course for success after their military service”.



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