OH homeless veterans get funds to help find homes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Homeless veterans in Ohio will get financial help from the federal government to find permanent homes.

Veterans will use the funding in the form of vouchers from the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs to help pay rent. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/140hRZT ) Ohio is getting 270 vouchers totaling more than $1.3 million to help the state’s homeless veterans.

The Columbus Veterans Affairs coordinator says 60 vouchers totaling more than $320,000 will be issued to the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. The two agencies work together to help match veterans with housing based on veteran preference and landlord eligibility.

Public-housing agencies across the country will receive a total of $60 million to provide permanent housing to veterans under the federal program. The vouchers are expected in June.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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