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  •  Here is the (2+ / 0-)
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    BlackSheep1, llbear

    website for HUD in California, they may be able to also help.

    http://portal.hud.gov / hudportal / HUD / program_offices / comm_planning / homeless / programs

    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

    by zaka1 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 03:05:24 AM PST

    •  HUD might well be a solution, if the family (3+ / 0-)
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      BlackSheep1, llbear, zaka1

      falls within the income guidelines, but the HUD website is not the 'portal' to get into the program for this family. First and foremost, the waiting lists are almost always horrendous.

      There's a sub program of HUD, or Section 8 housing as it's known, called HUD/VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) administered through the Homeless Veterans Program at the nearest VA hospital. Inquiries should be made to that local program.

      Last Summer we put 82 chronically homeless veterans into HUD/VASH housing here in Tucson. These days the vouchers that remain here are informally reserved for veterans with families, just like the one described above.

      “Perhaps the most 'spiritual' thing any of us can do is simply to look through our own eyes, see with eyes of wholeness, and act with integrity and kindness.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

      by DaNang65 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 06:10:49 AM PST

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