The “Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing” (HUD-VASH)Program provides permanent housing subsidies and case management services to homeless veterans with mental and addictive disorders through a collaboration of the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veteran Affairs. A total of 580 HUD-VASH vouchers have been awarded to the Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) to date.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
·Veterans must meet the McKinney Act definition of homelessness to be eligible for the program.
·Veterans who are appropriate for this program must be VA health care eligible Veterans. Long Beach VA Medical center makes this determination.
·All regulatory requirements for Housing Choice Vouchers apply to HUD-VASH.
·OCHA will not have authority to maintain a waiting list or apply local preferences for HUD-VASH Housing Vouchers.
·Veterans must need case management services in order to obtain and sustain independent community housing.
·Eligible candidates are expected to participate in case management and utilize the support services, treatment recommendations and assistance needed to successfully maintain recovery and sustain housing in the community.
·Case management is a requirement for participation in the HUD-VASH voucher program.
Who should you call?
For further information about eligibility, please contact Long Beach Medical Center at (562) 826-8000 ext 2054 or OCHA staff, Leticia Hernandez at: (714) 480-2746.
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