Omaha Public Radio News
Thu July 23, 2009
VA seeks to help homeless veterans find places to live
By Katie Knapp Schubert
Omaha, NE – The VA of Nebraska-western Iowa hopes to help 35 Omaha veterans find permanent places to live.
The HUD-VASH program is providing more than $197,000 for 35 vouchers. Veterans participating in HUD-VASH are helped by housing agencies and case managers to find apartments. Linda Twomey, Homeless Programs Coordinator for the VA of Nebraska-western Iowa, says the HUD-VASH program is unique. She says it not only helps veterans but also their families. Nationally, 10% of veterans enrolled in the HUD-VASH program are women.
This is the second year the VA of Nebraska-western Iowa has received funding through HUD-VASH.