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HUD awards housing vouchers for local homeless veterans
Springfield News-Leader USA TODAY NETWORK
Officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs were in Springfield on Monday to present a check to the Housing Authority of the City of Springfield.
The check was for $40,116 and will be used to provide permanent homes to 10 veterans experiencing homelessness.
In total, six public housing authorities in Missouri received $278,000 to house 65 homeless veterans.
The supportive housing assistance announced Monday is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program, which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided through the VA.
Katrena Wolfram, executive director of the Housing Authority of Springfield, said she applied for 25 HUD-VASH vouchers. Though only 10 were granted, Wolfram said she intends to continue applying for more.