Together, Employment Security Department and WDVA are making a difference in the lives of veterans!
Gary recently transitioned from the U.S. Army and had been working for the Defense Commissary Agency. Although working full time, his family was homeless and depended on the generosity of family and friends for shelter.
WorkSource Veteran Representative, Clarence Hurling, met with Gary in January and connected him to the Veteran Housing Option Meeting in order to obtain resources for housing.
Gary was also enrolled into WDVA’s Homeless Veteran Reintegration Project which provided funding for his Enhanced Driver’s License, fuel card, food, and personal items needed for work.
After Gary’s Housing Option Meeting, he was approved for a Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) voucher. King County’s VASH paid approximately for his down payment and associated move in cost for his family’s new home in Auburn. VASH will continue to pay a portion of his rent and utilities.
Gary’s WorkSource Veteran Representative, Clarence, then processed the Veteran Innovation Program application and WDVA paid his first two months rent using this program.
Gary is excited with his new apartment and thankful for all the supportive services which have allowed him to move forward with a stable lifestyle.
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HVRP Statistics between July 2016 and June 2017:
Enrolled: 177 / Housing Placements: 151 / Job Placements: 135