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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Assistance for Homeless Veterans

May 3, 2012

By David Nguyen

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in partnership with the Veterans Administration (VA), has awarded Home Forward 60 special vouchers to help veterans who are experiencing homelessness in our community.

There are over 200 homeless veterans in the Portland area. A VASH Voucher offers a path to a safe, stable home, supportive services, and a better life. Nick worked with the VA, Home Forward, and local housing advocates to streamline the VASH Voucher program, which has helped make the vouchers more accessible for those who need it most.

Our renewed commitment is working - in March, HUD announced that the number of homeless veterans has declined by nearly 12% nation-wide.

We'd like to thank HUD and the VA for partnering with our housing community to help us welcome our veterans home