Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
The Long Beach Housing Authority is honored to offer the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program to veterans in our community. VASH is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide stable housing and support to our military veterans who may be experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
The 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act allocated $75 million in funding for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher program, authorized under section 8(o)(19) of the United States Housing Act of 1937. The HUD-VASH program is a collaborative effort that combines HUD's Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance with comprehensive case management and clinical services provided by the Veterans Affairs (VA) at both its medical centers and within the community.
Generally, the HUD-VASH HCV program adheres to the standard HCV program requirements. However, the Act grants HUD the flexibility to waive or specify alternative provisions for any statute or regulation that HUD administers in connection with this program. This flexibility allows us to effectively deliver and manage HUD-VASH voucher assistance.
The Housing Authority is partnering with the Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center to administer the VASH Program.
For additional information on this program, you can visit HUD's website.