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Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $59,081 for Combating Veteran Homelessness in the Mahoning Valley

September 14, 2018
Press Release

Youngstown, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced $59,081 in FY18 HUD-VASH grant funding for the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority. Funding for HUD-VASH vouchers will enable homeless veterans to access affordable housing along with an array of supportive services form the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

“This funding is welcomed news. One of the greatest responsibilities I have as a member of the United State Congress is to make sure that our veterans are cared for when they come home. I take this responsibly very seriously, and remain a steadfast supporter of maintaining and expanding veteran support services just like this one through my position on the Defense, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittees. No one should be sleeping on the streets in the wealthiest nation on earth, especially those who have served to preserve and protect our values abroad,” said Congressman Ryan.

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.