The city of Fairfield is hoping to house homeless veterans through a voucher program.

The Fairfield Housing Authority is applying for 20 tenant-based supportive housing vouchers for veterans through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the city said.

“Fairfield has about two times the percentage of veterans in our adult population as the rest of the State of California,” said the city manager in a weekly report to the City Council. “The need for housing and services for these veterans is great.”

The city is working with the Martinez VA Department to receive the vouchers, and a letter of interest was due to HUD by Sept. 8.

Last year’s Point in Time count of homeless residents in Solano County found 34 veterans, 94 percent of whom were men.

Katy St. Clair got her start in journalism by working in the classifieds department at the East Bay Express during the height of alt weeklies, then sweet talked her way into becoming staff writer, submissions editor, and music editor. She has been a columnist in the East Bay Express, SF Weekly, and the San Francisco Examiner. Starting in 2015, she begrudgingly scaled the inverted pyramid at dailies such as the Vallejo Times-Herald, The Vacaville Reporter, and the Daily Republic. She has her own independent news site and blog that covers the delightfully dysfunctional town of Vallejo, California, where she also collaborates with the investigative team at Open Vallejo. A passionate advocate for people with developmental disabilities, she serves on both the Board of the Arc of Solano and the Arc of California. She lives in Vallejo.