VOA Partners with NYCHA Program to Support Homeless Vets
THE BRONX - A New York City Housing Authority program is helping homeless veterans find permanent homes. The NYCHA Hud-Vash Program, also known as the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program, partners with Volunteers of America to allow veterans to pay only 30 percent of their adjusted income for their apartments.
"Even though they are renting through the Section 8 program, the continued support is there," says NYCHA Director Robert Tesoriero.
Veteran Eugene Williams, 66, says the program helped him move into his Bronx apartment after being homeless for about two to three years.
"It's turned my life around and allowed me to do things that I would have never done," he says. "You got a place to live, a roof over your head and start working on building a solid support network."
Williams says he is eternally grateful for the support him and other veterans truly need.
ABOUT VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA-GREATER NEW YORK
Volunteers of America (VOA) has been at the forefront of social service since 1896, helping individuals and families in need across the country overcome obstacles to living safe, healthy and productive lives. Locally, tens of thousands of men, women and children in need benefit from Volunteers of America-Greater New York's life-changing, often life-saving work, including the homeless, families affected by domestic violence, children with special needs, adults living with HIV/AIDS, behavioral health or substance use issues, veterans struggling to find their footing and the frail elderly.