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HUD grants help homeless vets

SEATTLE – The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $3.4 million in permanent rental assistance vouchers Thursday for 580 homeless veterans in the Northwest.

The program links Veterans Affairs medical centers with 19 public housing agencies. They will provide housing for 25 homeless vets in Alaska, 50 in Idaho, 235 in Oregon and 270 in Washington.

HUD says the grants are part of a $75 million investment in the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program. The total investment in the program over the past three years is $225 million for about 30,000 vouchers.

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