Nearly 1,000 homeless veterans will find permanent affordable homes through the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program.

The agencies announced $7 million to 24 local public housing authorities to provide HUD-VASH vouchers, which combine rental assistance from HUD and case management and clinical services from the VA.

Later this year, HUD anticipates awarding approximately 10,000 new HUD-VASH vouchers to build upon significant progress toward ending veteran homelessness. Since 2008, more than 59,000 vouchers have been awarded and 43,371 formerly homeless veterans are in homes of their own because of HUD-VASH.

Veterans participating in the program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent.

The latest awards provide HUD-VASH vouchers to housing authorities in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas.

The housing authorities that received funding can be found at the bottom of this announcement.