The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  (HUD) has changed how they will grant eligibility for local communities to receive HUD-VASH vouchers for homeless veterans.  Whereas in past years HUD has awarded these tenant-based vouchers by assessing local need and inviting Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to apply, this year HUD will be awarding vouchers to self-identified, interested PHAs based on local need. Late last week, HUD extended the deadline to submit registrations of interest until December 1, 2017.

 Thanks to our NACo partners for sharing the new timeline and changes in the  the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD)’s HUD-VASH allocation process.  In addition, NACo staff received a few questions from NACo members regarding whether or not their local PHAs needed to re-apply for HUD-VASH consideration. NACo reached out to HUD directly for clarification, and based on their response, please take note of the following:

  1. All PHAs interested in receiving a HUD-VASH award must respond to HUD’s notice to be considered for a HUD-VASH award. This is true even for PHAs that are already administering HUD-VASH vouchers. In other words, please do not assume tha