National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
(877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838)
Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness are strongly encouraged to contact. If Veterans do not have access to a phone or the internet, only then are they to visit their closest VA medical center without calling in advance.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program
HUD-VASH is a collaborative program between HUD and VA combines HUD housing vouchers with VA supportive services to help Veterans who are homeless, and their families find and sustain permanent housing. Through public housing authorities, HUD provides rental assistance vouchers for privately owned housing to Veterans who are eligible for VA health care services and are experiencing homelessness. To apply for HUD-VASH, please contact your local VA Homeless Program.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
For very low-income Veterans, SSVF provides case management and supportive services to prevent the imminent loss of a Veteran’s home or identify a new, more suitable housing situation for the individual and his or her family; or to rapidly re-house Veterans and their families who are homeless and might remain homeless without this assistance. $202 million has been allocated to SSVF from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency housing and homelessness prevention assistance to very low-income Veteran families to mitigate the expected wave of evictions and potential homelessness that will result from extensive unemployment.
Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services (HVCES)
Coordinates efforts between VA and non-VA employment programs, federal and state agencies and local employers to improve employment outcomes for Veterans who have experienced homelessness. Community Employment Coordinators (CECs) for homeless Veterans are available at more than 120 VA Medical Centers (VAMC) to assist employers with hiring Veterans.
VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program
Offers outreach, exams, treatment, referrals, and case management to Veterans who are homeless and dealing with mental health issues, including substance use. At more than 135 HCHV sites, trained, caring VA specialists provide tools and support necessary for Veterans to get their lives on a better track. Call VA’s toll-free hotline at (877) 4AID-VET.