Pallone Announces Funding to End Veteran Homelessness in Long Branch
Long Branch, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that the Long Branch Housing Authority (LBHA) received an award of $107,057 to alleviate veteran homelessness. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) distributes the award through its HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program. The Program helps homeless veterans obtain affordable rental housing in the private sector. Congressman Pallone’s office helped the LBHA acquire the funding.
“It is our country’s duty to care for our servicemembers when they return home. No one who served our country should live on the streets. This award will go a long way to making sure that veterans in Long Branch have a place they can call home,” said Congressman Pallone.
“Citizens of Long Branch will benefit from the services provided by the Housing Authority. We appreciate the additional services to those who serve in the armed forces,” said Long Branch Mayor John Pallone.
“The Long Branch Housing Authority’s primary mission is safe and decent housing,” said Carl Jennings, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the LBHA. “We believe that veterans who have served our nation to keep us free and safe deserve the extra efforts to ensure that they are not homeless.”
The Long Branch Housing Authority is the largest housing authority in Monmouth County. It operates, manages, and maintains ten housing development sites.