Competitive Grants Help Colorado Veterans Access Permanent Housing
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 30, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Mark Udall congratulated six Colorado public housing agencies on receiving more than $1 million in competitive grants to help homeless veterans get off of the streets. The competitive grant funds will help provide permanent supportive housing for nearly 200 veterans, many of whom are living with chronic disabling conditions in Denver, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Aurora, Boulder County, El Paso County and Durango.
“Homelessness is a serious problem for many veterans in Colorado,” Udall said. “Men and women who risked their lives to protect our country deserve to have roofs over their own heads. These competitive grants will get Colorado veterans off of the streets and help local agencies move closer to ending homelessness for all veterans across Colorado.”
The competitive grants, provided by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, issued are:
- $251,018 to the Housing Authority of the City And County of Denver to benefit 40 veterans;
- $188,698 to the Fort Collins Housing Authority to benefit 30 veterans;
- $108,048 to the Grand Junction Housing Authority to benefit 25 veterans;
- $61,665 to the Aurora Housing Authority to benefit 10 veterans;
- $65,912 to the Boulder County Housing Authority to benefit 10 veterans;
- $157,602 to the Colorado Division of Housing to benefit 25 veterans in Denver;
- $157,602 to the Colorado Division of Housing to benefit 25 veterans in El Paso County; and,
- $94,561 to the Colorado Division of Housing to benefit 15 veterans in Durango.