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150 homeless veterans getting housing in N.C.

Posted June 4, 2010

— U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials announced Friday that 150 homeless veterans in North Carolina will get permanent housing assistance through a HUD rental assistance program.

The program connects homeless veterans from local Veterans Affairs medical centers with rental assistance vouchers provided by local public housing agencies.

HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) will provide local public housing agencies with $58.6 million in funding specifically targeted to assist homeless veterans in their area. The following organizations received funding in North Carolina:

  • Housing Authority of the City of Charlotte – $173,064
  • Housing Authority of the City of Asheville – $122,622
  • Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority – $157,149
  • Housing Authority of the City of Greensboro – $134,685
  • Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem – $151,191
  • Housing Authority of the County of Wake – $158,730

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  • paulmolloy1 Jun 4, 2010

    My math was wrong. It amounts to about $6,000 per homeless vet. Paul

  • paulmolloy1 Jun 4, 2010

    Is my math wrong. Dividing the sum of the grants to the six housing authorities by the number of homeless vets to be helped works out to be $739,769. That seems like a lot of money per homeless vet helped.

  • paulmolloy1 Jun 4, 2010

    Is my math wrong? Dividing 150 [homeless vets to be helped] into the sum of the amounts granted to the six housing authorities works out to $739,769 per person. That seems to a lot per person. Is this the best way to help homeless vets? Paul

  • skidkid269 Jun 4, 2010

    Jacksonville, olando. I think most people leave town once their enlistments are up. They go to Raleigh and Charlotte in search of work. I don't know about Fayetteville, but I know the area around Jacksonville isn't the best for skilled labor. There isn't a lot of industry.

  • olando505 Jun 4, 2010

    I think this has "politics" written all over it, common sense would say that Fayetteville and Jackson NC probably has the highest number of homeless Vets, since they are near Major military bases. didn't notice Jackson on the list!