San Francisco got an assist from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in its efforts to provide housing to more homeless veterans. In mid-August, Mayor Ed Lee and U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi announced that HUD had granted a request by the city to increase the value of rental vouchers given to homeless vets, making it easier to place veterans in stable homes.
“Our work is not done, as we know that every day, more veterans tragically fall into homelessness,” said Lee. “We will continue to ensure that our veterans who have served honorably and made tremendous sacrifices do not find themselves living on our streets.”
“Helping homeless San Francisco veterans move from the streets to stable, secure housing becomes easier with the approval of a higher payment standard for rental vouchers authorized by [HUD] Secretary Castro,” said Pelosi, the Democratic leader of the House. “Thanks to this action, Mayor Lee and the local Homes for Heroes Team can offer our veterans more housing choices by leveling the playing field in our competitive rental market.”