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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, Himes Applaud Over $470,000 in Housing Assistance for Veterans

September 14, 2018
Press Release

Today, U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), and Jim Himes (CT-4) and U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced $470,893 through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) for housing authorities in Hartford, West Haven, and Norwalk. 

The funding for HUD-VASH vouchers will be used to help 50 homeless veterans access affordable housing along with necessary support services from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The HUD-VASH program helps local VA facilities identify veterans in need of housing assistance. Through this program, veterans are connected with VA case managers who can help them obtain mental health and substance abuse treatment, identify and negotiate housing opportunities, as well as access counselling, job training, and education services.

“This funding is a step in the right direction towards ending the scourge of veterans homelessness,” said Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, Larson, and Himes. “As we applaud 50 new HUD-VASH vouchers to provide housing and critical support services for veterans across the state, we recognize that the work is far from over. We owe it to the brave men and women who serve our country to ensure that no veteran is left without a safe, affordable place to live once they return home.”

The full breakdown of the funding is below:

Housing Authority

Number of Vouchers Awarded

Amount Awarded

City

Housing Authority Of The City Of Norwalk

12

$153,185

Norwalk

Housing Authority of the City of Hartford

12

$82,227

Hartford

West Haven Housing Authority

12

$107,507

West Haven

Connecticut Department of Housing

14

$127,974

Hartford

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