HUD has published a notice titled “2023 Mid-Year Registration of Interest for HUD-VASH Vouchers” (PIH 2023-09), which announces $94.4 million in potential HUD-VASH funding for 11,000 new HUD-VASH vouchers. The vouchers will be awarded following a two-step process:
- Eligible PHAs may register via a link on the HUD-VASH webpage (this will require signed letters of support from Veterans Administration Medical Centers); and
- Based on a formula, registered PHAs will receive an invitation to apply for a specific number of HUD-VASH vouchers.
PHAs must be registered by midnight of their time zone on Wed., May 10, 2023.
Housing agencies must meet certain threshold criteria to register. These criteria include having signed letters of support from partnering VA facilities; a demonstrated capacity to administer the HUD-VASH program; and certain utilization standards for those agencies that already administer HUD-VASH.
There are certain minimum and maximum voucher awards. Any single PHA may receive a minimum of 4 vouchers and a maximum of 500 vouchers. Each Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) will be capped at 1,000 vouchers.
There are certain other requirements for PHAs that wish to project-base their vouchers.
The full notice can be found here.