Homelessness affects not only veterans, but their families as well. The struggle for veterans to find work and prevent themselves and their families from becoming homeless is getting harder by the day, and the number of homeless veterans in the US is growing.
Although there is some temporary housing available in Palm Beach County, FL it isn’t always the best situation for a family. The West Palm Beach Housing Authority is taking part in a federal housing voucher program to provide more permanent housing for some of the 2,000 currently homeless veterans in West Palm Beach.
The U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Affairs Supporting Housing Program (HUD-VASH) is providing the Housing Authority the vouchers. The program is nationwide and will supply $5 million in vouchers. Veterans taking part in the program will be responsible for paying approximately 30% of their rent, but that number will fluctuate based on their monthly income. Those vouchers will cover the difference in the rent.
Any veteran signed up with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system qualifies for the program. The vouchers given to Palm Beach veterans will provide housing for approximately 240 veterans and their families. Although resources are not available for every veteran in need, this is a step in the right direction.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, contact Veterans Help Group. You may be entitled to certain programs and benefits so contact our veterans disability rights firm today.