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The Kentucky HUD-VASH Program


Eligible Participants: Homeless veterans and their families

The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) program, through a cooperative partnership, provides permanent housing support by HUD and long-term case management and supportive services by Veterans Affairs (VA). HUD provides housing choice vouchers designated for HUD-VASH to participating public housing authorities (PHA) to assist with rent payment. Some of the PHA's have partnered with additional housing authorities/agencies to make the program accessible to veterans in more areas throughout Kentucky and even Southern Indiana.

Eligible homeless veterans receive VA case management and supportive services to aid in stability and recovery from physical and mental health, substance use, and functional concerns contributing to or resulting from homelessness. The program goals include promoting maximum veteran recovery and independence to sustain permanent housing in the community for the veteran and the veteran's family.

This program was designed to address the needs of the most vulnerable homeless veterans. To be eligible for this program, homeless veterans must be VA Health Care eligible and need to participate in case management services in order to obtain and sustain permanent, independent community housing.

For housing assistance, initial contact should be made to the Veterans Affairs Case Manager listed below.

KENTUCKY CONTACTS/AREAS SERVED:

  Veterans Affairs Case Manager Housing Choice Voucher Contact
Ashland Theresa Carey, E.D., (606) 836-0911 City of Ashland
Tony Grubb, (606) 327-5456
Boone County Nicole Michaelson, (513) 977-6819 Boone County Fiscal Court
Joe Clevenger, (859) 334-2105
Bowling Green Deanna Stone, (615) 767-8376 City of Bowling Green Housing Division
Elvira Ramic, (270) 393-3715
Campbell County Nicole Michaelson, (513) 977-6819 Campbell County Section 8
Sarah Collins, (859) 261-5200
Covington Nicole Michaelson, (513) 977-6819 City of Covington Section 8 Office
Kimberly Phillips, (859) 292-2188
Ft. Knox Jamie Watts, (502) 287-4178
Lauren Sandmire, (502) 554-6142
Kentucky Housing Corporation
(877) 552-7368
Georgetown Mike Gelfand, (859) 223-4511 ext. 3607 Georgetown Housing Authority
Tom Wilson, (502) 863-3773
Hopkinsville Deanna Stone, (615) 767-8376 Housing Authority of Hopkinsville
Vickie Smiley, (270) 887-4275
Lexington Mike Gelfand, (859) 223-4511 ext. 3607 Lexington Housing Authority
Aldean Pleasant, (859) 281-5025
Louisville Jamie Watts, (502) 287-4178 Louisville Metro Housing Authority
Common Assessment Team, (502) 773-3811
Newport Nicole Michaelson, (513) 977-6819 Neighborhood Foundations, Inc.
Tracie Joyner, (859) 581-2533 ext. 216
Paducah Pam Yost, (618) 997-5311 ext. 59474 City of Paducah Section 8 Office
Tammara Tracy, (270) 444-8542
Pikeville LeeAnn Bills, (304) 529-9141 Housing Authority of Pikeville
Jim Hobbs, (606) 432-8124 ext. 12
Somerset Stephanie Gibson, (859) 494-7738
Mike Gelfand, (859) 223-4511 ext. 3607
Ivan Weir, (606) 676-0786 ext. 7116
Somerset Housing Authority
(by Lexington Housing Authority)
Robin Wheeldon, (606) 679-1332
Southern Indiana Jamie Watts, (502) 287-4178 Housing Authority of So. Indiana
Sharon Lampkin, (812) 206-9807
New Albany Housing Authority
(by the Louisville Metro Housing Authority)
Chris Habermill, (812) 206-2053

VA MEDICAL CENTERS (VAMC)/Community Based Outreach Centers (CBOC)

[Photo: HUD Louisville Office staff raising awareness for the local 'DASH for VASH' initiative]
HUD Louisville Office staff raising awareness for the local "DASH for VASH" initiative include (pictured from left to right): Pat Gidron (veteran, MF), Sonja Redmon (veteran, PIH), Jason Hare (veteran, MF), Steve Thomas (CPD), Georgia Turner (PIH), David Railey (veteran, FPM), Anne Roark (PIH), and Milton Suggs (veteran, MF).

KENTUCKY DASH FOR VASH -
Is a local HUD Kentucky Office initiative designed to support the HUD-VASH program among veterans within eligible communities. Staff of the office, dressed in running gear for the occasion, visited homeless agencies, soup kitchens, and community agencies, to handout promotional materials about the program and contact information for veterans in order to attain 100 percent participation in the program.

OTHER RESOURCES:

For more information about the HUD-VASH program in Kentucky, you may contact Sonja Redmon, Office of Public Housing Revitalization Specialist, at (502) 618-8146.