Ann Arbor receives $103K to help provide housing for homeless veterans
The Ann Arbor Housing Commission is among seven Michigan housing agencies receiving more than $1.3 million in grants to help provide housing for homeless veterans.
U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, both Michigan Democrats, said the federal grants will help provide rental assistance vouchers to veterans in need.
A total of $130,643 is going to Ann Arbor.
The grants are part of the Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program.
The program serves homeless veterans by partnering local housing agencies with the Department of Veterans Affairs, which provides counseling and other services.
"I believe that our veterans should not have to stand at the back of any line," Stabenow said. "When they return home, we have a commitment to remember their sacrifices by making sure they have access to health care, job opportunities and the most basic of needs — a place to live."
The agencies receiving the grants and the amounts:
- Michigan State Housing Development Authority: $472,343
- Kent County Housing Commission: $308,209
- Flint Housing Commission: $143,085
- Ann Arbor Housing Commission: $130,643
- Lansing Housing Commission: $122,860
- Battle Creek Housing Commission: $91,475
- Muskegon Housing Commission: $73,429
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