Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach to get $112K for homeless vets

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach has been awarded more than $100,000 to provide rental assistance with homeless veterans and their families. The funding is part of the $450,000 awarded to South Carolina.

The total amount of $112,879 will provide nearly 30 vouchers, said Sharon Forrest, executive director of the Housing Authority of Myrtle Beach.

Funding was provided by the program partnership of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs, called the HUD-Voucher program.

With the award, a veteran family will pay 30 percent of rent costs, while HUD will pay the difference.

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