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HUD program helps homeless veterans find affordable housing

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on 11/11/2011

A program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD/VASH) helps homeless veterans, such as Joseph Tomasello, find affordable housing. Today's New York Times describes how Mr. Tomasello's life took an unexpected downturn after his service in the air force, how he found himself homeless, and about his scramble for jobs and space in New York area homeless shelters.

After experiencing the worst times of his life, he began to rebuild, the article continues. Through the HUD/VASH program, he was placed in a one-bedroom apartment in a building for low-income residents. His portion of the monthly rent is $152. With a place to live, unemployment benefits, food stamps, and help from local service providers, Mr. Tomasello is applying for jobs and hopeful about the future.

Read the full New York Times article.

Read more about the VASH program and other resources for Vermont veterans.