- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Federal officials say a Birmingham public housing authority will use more than $24,300 in funding to provide rental assistance for homeless veterans.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said in a statement Monday that the VA ‘s Supportive Housing Program is awarding the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District $24,392 to provide five vouchers for veterans in need of rental assistance.

Officials say the program offers rental assistance from HUD and support services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. HUD officials say about 90,000 homeless veterans have been served through the rental assistance program since 2008.

The award is part of the department’s second round of funding for 2015. HUD officials say $65 million was awarded in April to help over 9,300 homeless veterans find permanent housing.

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