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(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to combat homelessness and improve direct support services for Native American veterans.
The Senators' Tribal HUD-VASH Act will formally authorize a joint tribal housing initiative between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, which provides rental and housing assistance to homeless and at-risk homeless veterans in Indian Country.
Only 26 of the 567 federally recognized Native American tribes received HUD-VASH vouchers under the current Tribal HUD-VASH demonstration, yet Native Americans serve in the military at a higher percentage than any other ethnic demographic in the United States.
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