Great news! HUD has awarded the region 83 housing vouchers that are designated to serve non-elderly, disabled individuals who are experiencing homelessness. These “Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers” will be a tremendous asset in housing people who experience chronic homelessness. Congratulations to everyone for these significant new housing resources!
All of the region’s housing authority applications were fully funded by HUD and include the following:
Chicopee Housing Authority: 10 vouchers
Springfield Housing Authority – 30 vouchers
Note: Holyoke Housing Authority will also be making 15 vouchers available from a different resource as of January 1.
Amherst Housing Authority – 10 vouchers
Franklin County Regional Housing Authority – 10 vouchers
Greenfield Housing Authority – 8 vouchers
Northampton Housing Authority – 15 vouchers
Many thanks to our housing authorities and CoC programs for working together to bring these resources to the region. Each CoC will be working with its Coordinated Entry systems to distribute the vouchers and with its support service providers to provide transitional and stabilization support. Yet another testament to the extraordinary collaboration necessary to make housing a reality for those who have experienced homelessness for a very long time.
Congratulations to all once again on making this opportunity possible!