The Hawaii Public Housing Authority will receive $330,960 from the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs to house 35 homeless military veterans on Oahu, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz announced today.
Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the subcommittees on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, said the money will provide up to 35 new affordable housing units for homeless and vulnerable veterans at the Hale Uhiwai Nalu development in Kapolei.
“One of the most basic obligations that we have to those who served our country is ensuring that each and every one of them has a roof over their head when they come home,” Schatz said in a statement. “As a state and as a nation, we have a moral, social, and financial obligation to fulfill that promise. These funds will help veterans who are struggling to find a home get access to the financial assistance and counseling services they need so that they can have a place to call their own.”
The money is part of $18.5 million that the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs said today will help 39 local public housing agencies across the country provide permanent homes to about 2,100 homeless veterans across the country.
The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the VA.