Vouchers awarded to city will house 25 homeless vets

County budget is response to need for coordination of homeless prevention efforts

Twenty-five homeless veterans will be placed in permanent housing thanks to over $135,000 in vouchers received by the city of Madison, according to a release.

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced Wednesday that the homeless veterans will be placed in permanent housing through a joint effort between the city of Madison, the William S. Middleton VA Hospital and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The vouchers will pay to house the veterans in supportive housing being built on Rethke Avenue, according to the release. The city-funded and -supported housing will be completed in April.

The housing development will also include case management and clinical services provided by the VA to support veterans and other homeless individuals who will live in the 70-unit building, officials said.

Nearly $12 million is being allocated nationwide to 79 local public housing agencies to serve homeless veterans, according to the release.