Today, Congressman Joe Donnelly announced that the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority received a $78,939 Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The grant will provide 15 homeless veterans in the South Bend, Mishawaka and Elkhart area with one voucher each for rent at permanent housing. The HUD-VASH program also includes comprehensive case management and other supportive services through the VA.
"We owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women who have made sacrifices for our freedom," said Donnelly. "When I thank the many veterans that I've met for their service, despite all of their sacrifices and hardships, they say, "I was just doing my job.' We have an obligation as a nation to fight to end homelessness among veterans."
Congressman Donnelly made the announcement at the Robert L. Miller, Sr. Veteran's Center in South Bend, a transitional housing program for homeless veterans at the Center for the Homeless.