Veteran Homeless & Housing Resources
Our nation’s veterans fight for the freedoms we enjoy, yet each year thousands of veterans struggle with housing and some become homeless.
Homeless veterans programs, as well as programs that provide housing for veterans are available and can help veterans who need housing and healthcare assistance.
VA-Guaranteed Home Loans
The VA offers a home loan guaranty that can help veterans buy, build, refinance or renovate a home. Get more information on eligibility requirements and home loan benefits.
Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP)
The Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) helps homeless veterans find jobs and stable housing. The program provides grants and resources to existing state, local and non-profit agencies that seek to serve veterans.
VA-Specialty Adaptive Housing Grants
Grants are available for servicemembers and veterans who have a permanent and total service-connected disability and need to construct or remodel a home to better suit their needs.
This nonprofit is the nation’s largest provider of services to homeless and at-risk veterans. The organization has 11 facilities across six states and provides counseling services, job placement, case management, employment assistance and drug and alcohol-free housing. Each year the organization helps 3,000 veterans find housing.
For nearly three decades, Community Hope has provided housing and essential services to young adults as well as veterans. The nonprofit is the largest organization serving homeless veterans and families in and around New Jersey. Each day they shelter 165 veterans and have served more than 1,000 vets in the past nine years.1 The Hope for Veterans Program is a transitional housing program for veterans that provides resources and skills to help them overcome poverty and homelessness.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and VA
Each department provides assistance for veterans who have become homeless or may be at risk.
- HUD provides 38,000 vouchers across the country to veterans and their families for market rate rental housing.
- The VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program has 133 sites where homeless veterans can receive physical and psychiatric health care. The programs assists more than 40,000 veterans annually.
- The VA’s Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans Program provides medical care as well as rehabilitation in a residential setting for eligible ambulatory veterans disabled by medical or psychiatric disorders. Approximately 34 sites house more than 5,000 homeless veterans each year.
Additionally, if a veteran you know is at risk of losing housing, the VA encourages you to reach out to them and call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID-VET.
Another service provided by the VA are Stand Downs, which are one to three day events that provide services for homeless veterans including food, shelter, health screenings and clothing. Stand Downs additionally provide benefits counseling and referrals which can help homeless vets obtain the benefits they need.
Visit www.va.gov for a listing to upcoming Stand Downs.
Contact our Veterans Advocates Today
If you or someone you know is homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless, they may be entitled to veterans’ benefits that could help. Whether you are seeking help with a claim for veterans disability benefits or looking for more resources on veteran housing, turn to Vets National Advocates.
Need help appealing a denied disability claim or finding more resources for housing and homelessness?
Contact us today or call 1 (877) 777-4021to speak with one of our veterans advocates.