Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that Iowa will receive a total of $79,318 in grant funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing program (VASH). The funding will provide homeless veterans with rental assistance. Harkin is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and a member of the subcommittee that funds HUD.

"We are greatly indebted to our servicemembers. It is our duty to show our appreciation for them and their families by supporting them abroad and caring for them at home," said Harkin. "Programs like the Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing help us fulfill that duty."

The HUD VASH tenant-based vouchers will enable homeless veterans and their families to access affordable existing housing of their choice. Each veteran that receives a voucher will also receive an array of supportive services provided by the Veterans Administration.

Details of the funding are below:

  • Davenport Housing Commission: $30,468
  • Municipality of Council Bluffs: $48,850

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