Aguilar Announces $500,000 to Assist Homeless Veterans in San Bernardino County
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) received a Department of Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) award of $504,641. The HUD-VASH program allows HACSB to distribute vouchers that will allow homeless veterans throughout the region to pay for adequate housing.
“Our veterans have made tremendous sacrifices for our country, and we owe it to them to make sure that they have the resources they need in civilian life,” said Rep. Aguilar. He continued, “We need to do everything we can to help homeless veterans find adequate housing, and I’m happy to announce this grant funding which will help these heroes find good homes right here in the Inland Empire.”
“A commitment has been made at the federal level and by our local board to end long-term, chronic veterans homelessness, and we are making unprecedented progress with this endeavor. We are honored to be able to serve our veterans through 61 more homes,” states Maria Razo, HACSB’s Executive Director.
As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Aguilar has been a strong advocate for programs to provide resources to veterans. In 2017, he voted in favor of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, comprehensive funding legislation that made this award possible by appropriating $40 million for the HUD-VASH program to provide housing assistance to homeless veterans.