Mayor Soglin hopes to help issue of veteran homelessness
MADISON, Wis. — Madison Mayor Paul Soglin outlined plans Monday to help with the issue of veteran homelessness.
In 2015, the city signed on to the mayor’s Challenge and Zero Initiative, which is a campaign to end the problem of veteran homelessness.
The city uses a housing voucher program called VASH that’s in collaboration with the federal government.
The VASH vouchers put veterans at the front of the line to get housing, but one problem is a shortage of available housing units and landlords that accept the vouchers.
“Anyone, any landlord out there within a 50-mile radius of Madison or anywhere but particularly around Madison that has a vacancy, we’ve got 25 veterans of the U.S. military services who are looking for housing,” Soglin said.
The veterans also have access to high-quality health care and supportive services from the VA.
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