VASH, Family Unification Program, Project Based
The HUD-VASH Program is a collaborative effort between the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development and the Veterans Affairs Department. It’s a national initiative that provides permanent housing and supportive services to homeless veterans. MPHA partners with Housing the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). The goal of the Program is to combine Section 8 rental assistance vouchers with case management and clinical services provided by the Veterans Affairs Department at its medical centers to enable homeless veterans to re-integrate in the community to lead healthy, productive lives.
The Minneapolis VAMC will screen homeless veterans for eligibility for the HUD-VASH Program, in accordance with its screening criteria. Eligible homeless veterans that agree to participate in case management will be referred to MPHA for voucher issuance. MPHA will determine if income eligible and may deny if not income eligible. The MPHA will screen for sex offender status and will deny admission if the homeless veteran is a sex-offender with a lifetime registration requirement.