The VASH program is a joint program between the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The goal of the VASH program is to move homeless veterans into supported housing. The primary component of the program is VA Case Management services. It provides linkage to medical care, mental health, and substance abuse services. Case management also provides other services needed to enhance a veteran's ability to remain stable, housed, and integrated into the community.
The Bremerton Housing Authority been selected by HUD to work in partnership with American Lake VA to provide housing assistance in the form of a VASH Housing Choice Voucher (VASH HCV). These VASH Vouchers make it possible for veterans to afford privately owned rental housing in the community of the veteran's choice provided it is located within a reasonable distance from BHA.
*****Referrals for VASH vouchers come from the VA at American Lake to BHA.******