Bernalillo County today highlighted the news that Bernalillo County’s Housing Department has received $163,547 in federal funds to help 25 homeless veterans transition to stable homes.
“These men and women have served our country unselfishly, and it’s only appropriate that Bernalillo County help them transition to a better life,” Commission Chair Art De La Cruz says. “This award speaks to the extra effort that our Housing Department has put forth to again be selected to help our veterans in need.”
Bernalillo County’s Housing Department administered a similar federal award last year.
“Research shows that stable housing combined with medical and other services is critical to helping the homeless move to a more secure life,” says Betty Valdez, Bernalillo County’s housing director. “We’re honored to again have the opportunity to help our homeless veterans.”
The award was announced earlier this week by U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan as part of a $72.6 million national award. Click here
for more information about the federal announcement.
The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program combines the rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Bernalillo County’s Housing Department provides public housing, rental assistance, rehabilitation and financial literacy training to clients in need. The department’s budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year is $13.7 million.
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