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Pascrell Announces Federal Grant Of Nearly $400,000 Received For Housing Homeless Veterans

Washington, DC, July 15, 2009

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-08) announced today a U.S. Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) grant of $378,658 to house homeless veteran in the Eighth congressional district.

“No one who has ever served in the United States’ armed forces should be without the basic need of having a roof over their head,” said Pascrell. “These dollars allow us to show our commitment to the well-being of those who stood up to protect and defend our nation.”

The grant will be administered by the Paterson Housing Authority and the U.S. Veterans Hospital in East Orange and will be used to provide Section 8 rental assistance for veterans. A total of $75,542,149 is being awarded to public housing agencies partnering with eligible Veterans’ Administration medical facilities throughout the nation for this purpose.

New Jersey received six HUD-VASH grants totaling more than $2.3 million: Camden, $286,649; Jersey City, $592,192; Long Branch, $379,682; New Brunswick, $347,757; New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, $318,612.

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