Sen. Brown announces large investment for homeless veterans

Sen. Brown announces a more than $50,000 investment in housing for homeless Youngstown veterans

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown met with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in Washington D.C. on Thursday (photo courtesy of Sen. Sherrod Brown's office).

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WYTV) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Tuesday a $50,688 investment in federal funding to provide rental assistance paired with health services for homeless veterans in Youngstown.

The investment is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher program.

“Even one homeless veteran is too many. Our veterans have earned our gratitude and we cannot stand by while some of them face life on the street,” Brown said. “The housing assistance provided through HUD-VASH is an important investment in ensuring that all Youngstown veterans have a place to call home.”

Through the HUD-VASH program, the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority will provide critical rental assistance while working in partnership with the Louis Stokes (Cleveland) VA Medical Center’s Youngstown Outpatient Clinic to provide case management and health services to homeless veterans.

The awarded grant will fund housing assistance for approximately 11 veterans.

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