RRHA will receive $35,633 in funding to assist homeless veterans
As part of a collaborative program between the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) will receive $35,633 in funding to assist homeless veterans. RRHA was one of 12 housing authorities in Virginia to receive a portion of the total $883,881 in federal funds.
“We are pleased to be able to offer housing to more veterans through this program. Our veterans have demonstrated a love for this country and we are committed to returning the love by doing our part to reduce veteran homelessness.”RRHA CEO DAMON E. DUNCAN
Veterans are one of the many special groups that RRHA serves through our Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP). According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website, as of September 19, Virginia is one of three states in the country in line with bringing an end to Veteran homelessness. RRHA works diligently with stakeholder groups and resident support services to do our part in this effort. This grant provides funding assistance for an additional five housing units for veterans within RRHA’s service territory. To date, 80 veterans have secured stable and affordable housing utilizing RRHA’s HCVP. There are currently 15 veterans who are in the process of obtaining affordable housing.