Rep. Nancy Mace Leads Bill with Rep. Sara Jacobs to Increase VA Hiring Flexibility

Press Release

Date: Feb. 9, 2022
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Veterans

Rep. Nancy Mace (SC-01) released the following statement together with Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) after the introduction of the HUD VASH Case Manager Act:

"This bill allows the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the flexibility to hire local case managers," said Rep. Nancy Mace. "We are always looking for ways to improve services for veterans, and this bill will help the VA to attract more qualified and experienced caseworkers, optimizing our programs for those who have served our country."

Background: The HUD-VASH program has proven to be successful in assisting homeless veterans at risk of homelessness. However, annual reports show challenges in recruiting and retaining case managers, who are integral to running the program at maximum efficiency.