The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced in late December that the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) will receive $38,780 in voucher funding to assist an additional five veterans experiencing homelessness. These vouchers known as VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) will go to help five (5) homeless veterans within RRHA’s service territory. RRHA is one of three housing authorities in Virginia to receive a VASH funding award. Across the country, HUD awarded over $18 million to 103 public housing agencies to provide assistance for veterans.
“RRHA understands the sacrifice given by veterans who served our country and fought for the freedoms that many of us enjoy. This VASH award will help us do our part to reduce veteran homelessness by assuring that five veterans will no longer experience homelessness,” said RRHA Interim CEO Stacey Daniels-Fayson.
According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, as of January 2020, Virginia had approximately 234 veterans who were experiencing homelessness. To date, RRHA currently has assisted 94 veterans to secure stable and affordable housing through our Housing Choice Voucher program. There are currently 19 veterans who are in the process of obtaining affordable housing.
For more information about this and other RRHA programs and services, visit our website at RRHA.com. For general RRHA inquiries or questions, contact our call center at (804) 780-4200 or toll free at 1-833-750-7742 (RRHA).