Titus Announces Grants to Fight Homelessness in Nevada

Jun 6, 2016
Press Release

June 6, 2016
Contact: Kyle Roerink
Phone: 202-657-3219

Washington D.C. -- Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District announced $432,264 in grants to fight veteran homelessness in Nevada. 

The funds come from a partnership between the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Veterans’ Affairs. 

In Las Vegas, the program will provide the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority and the VA’s Southern Nevada Health Care System with $301,440 to offer 40 rental assistance vouchers and access to medical services for those who qualify. In Northern Nevada, the program will provide the City of Reno Housing Authority and the Sierra Nevada Health Care System with $130,824 to offer 23 vouchers and medical services to those who qualify. The departments will provide $38 million to help serve more than 5,200 homeless veterans nationwide.

Rep. Titus, a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, has prioritized veteran homelessness in Congress by working to improve housing, training, and reintegration programs. 

“While we’ve seen a significant decrease in the numbers of homeless veterans, we must do more to provide critical resources for those who served our country,” Rep. Titus said. “This program will be a key asset for our state as we continue to expand services and work toward our goal of eliminating veteran homelessness. No one who wore the uniform should have to sleep on the street.”