Rosen Leads Colleagues in Push for Funding to Address Housing Crisis, Help Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced she led her colleagues in two letters urging Senate Appropriators to provide funding to address the affordable housing crisis and help homeless veterans find a safe, affordable place to call home through rental assistance. These letters request robust funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Veterans Affairs and Supportive Housing (VASH) program, and $5 million in funding for HUD’s Thriving Communities Technical Assistance (TCTA) program to help combat the nation’s affordable housing crisis.

“Everywhere I go across our state, Nevadans tell me about how the skyrocketing costs of housing and rent are making it harder to make ends meet. This crisis is even affecting our veterans, making it more difficult for them to have adequate housing,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m working to do everything I can to tackle this housing affordability crisis, and provide our veterans with the rental assistance they need. That’s why I’m leading my colleagues in requesting funding for two key programs that will do just that.”

The full text of the HUD-VASH letter can be found HERE.

The full text of the HUD TCTA letter can be found HERE.

Senator Rosen has been fighting to lower housing costs for all Nevadans. Earlier this year, she announced that she helped secure more than $1.34 billion in funding for Tribal housing programs as part of the first bipartisan government funding package for Fiscal Year 2024. Senator Rosen recently introduced the Housing Oversight and Mitigating Exploitation (HOME) Act to crack down on housing price gouging by corporate investors who are driving up home prices by buying up housing stock. Senator Rosen also helped pass legislation to provide nearly $165 million in funding to Nevada for emergency rental assistance, as well as the funding for Nevada’s $500 million Home Means Nevada Initiative.