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By edhat staff
The cities of Lompoc and Oxnard are set to receive grants to give homeless veterans access to supportive housing.
Senator Dianne Feinstein announced Tuesday afternoon that $10.5 million in grants from Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) will be awarded to programs in 27 California cities.
“I’m pleased to see additional resources committed to California’s homelessness crisis. I firmly believe we must combine housing with services to make sure the veterans we bring in from the street don’t find themselves back out there,” said Sen. Feinstein.
The HUD-VASH program provides rental assistance for homeless veterans and their families and is administered jointly by the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs. The program specifically targets chronically homeless veterans and pairs housing with case management services through the Department of Veterans Affairs Department.
The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara will receive $382,785 earmarked for the City of Lompoc.
Oxnard’s Housing Authority will receive $147,799 while Ventura County’s Housing Authority will receive $103,578 for Newbury.
“These grants are a welcome help and I look forward to continuing to find ways federal resources can be used to address homelessness across California,” said Sen. Feinstein.