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.