Durbin Announces $1.3 Million In HUD Grants To Reduce Homelessness Among Chicago Veterans

CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will receive a total of $1,366,200 in grant funding for rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. This funding, provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program, will assist homeless veterans around Chicago with affordable housing and an array of supportive services.
“Last night, in Illinois alone, almost 1,000 homeless veterans were on the street. Nationally, the number of homeless veterans nears 40,000,” said Durbin. “This country can do better—and must do better—for the brave men and women who have served our nation honorably. This funding makes a statement to our veterans that their country will help them find housing and the health services they need and deserve.”
This award is part of approximately $18 million in HUD-VASH funding and will support nearly 2,000 units of Project-Based Vouchers (PBV) assistance across the country.