VA Memo Nixes Plan to Shift Funding for Homeless Veterans

From Feb 10, 2018 by Nikki Wentling

The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a memorandum this week that officially reverses plans to shift millions of dollars from a VA account dedicated to combating veteran homelessness.

Steve Young, VA deputy undersecretary for health, sent the memo Tuesday to all VA network directors, homeless coordinators and medical center directors. It states the VA will not reallocate funds this fiscal year earmarked for a veteran housing program known as HUD-VASH, in which the VA provides case management for veterans who receive housing vouchers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

VA Nixes Plan for Homeless Vets

VA Secretary David Shulkin speaks with Chasu Ardell Koker, left, a veteran recently evicted from her home. (Stars and Stripes photo/Nikki Wentling)