WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) –Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has granted a City request to waive payment standards used to calculate the value of rental vouchers provided to homeless veterans. The waiver in HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program will allow the City to increase the value of rental vouchers provided to San Francisco veterans, so that they have more housing options and will speed the placement of veterans in stable, secure and safe homes in San Francisco.
“Increasing housing vouchers and streamlining the process means we can get our veterans housed faster,” said Mayor Lee. “Our work is not done, as we know that every day, more veterans tragically fall into homelessness. But, we are setting up the proper systems to quickly aid our Nation’s heroes who fall on bad times. Working closely with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, other Federal partners, local non-profit service providers, the business community and small and large property owners, we will continue to ensure that our veterans who have served honorably and made tremendous sacrifices do not find themselves living on our streets.”