Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.), to announce $748,976 in federal funding for homeless veterans in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Funding comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, which combines rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Baltimore City will receive $285,978 and Baltimore County will receive $96,684 for direct rental assistance. Baltimore City has also been awarded $366,314 through the Administrative Fee Set-aside account for special fees, which allocates funding to local public housing agencies that need additional resources to implement the program. In total, this federal grant funding will provide vital services to 45 Maryland veterans.
“Men and women who have faithfully served our country should never struggle to put a roof over their heads,” said the lawmakers. “These federal funds represent our commitment to making veteran homelessness a thing of the past in Baltimore and across our state.”