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Visclosky Announces HUD Grant to Gary Housing Authority

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Merrillville, IN – April 24, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Pete Visclosky announced a $35,461 grant award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the Gary Housing Authority under the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program.

“I commend the efforts initiated by Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the Gary Housing Authority for their leadership in addressing the important issue of veterans’ homelessness in Northwest Indiana by securing this funding.  Our veterans volunteered to defend our country, and we as a nation must ensure they and their families receive the appropriate housing and supportive services they need,” said Congressman Visclosky.

“I thank the Department of Housing and Urban Development for their continue commitment and partnership with the City of Gary.  This grant funding will have a direct and positive impact on our area’s veterans.  I remain committed, on behalf of the citizens of Gary, to aggressively secure federal, state, nonprofit, and private grants to help improve our community,” said Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson.

According to HUD, the VASH tenant-based vouchers will enable homeless veterans and their families to access affordable existing housing of their choice.  Each veteran that receives a voucher also will receive an array of supportive services provided by the Veterans Administration.

For more information visit:  HUD-VASH

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