Tens of thousands of veterans face temporary or chronic homelessness, and many more veterans’ families face shortages in affordable housing. These challenges can make it difficult to meet unique health care needs, threaten education goals, reduce employment possibilities and make it difficult for families to thrive. The following organizations provide programs and assistance to help U.S. military veterans find affordable housing.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is granting approximately $600 million to nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives that serve low-income veteran families who are being housed through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
The VA has additional programs in place to address veteran homelessness, as well as a hotline, 877.4AID.VET (424-3838) available 24/7 to help overcome or prevent homelessness for veterans .
This nonprofit organization receives funding from the V.A.’s S.S.V.F. program to help low-income veteran families who are living in or transitioning to permanent housing. They provide outreach, case management and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits and also are involved in the Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program to place homeless veterans in jobs.
This organization offers a step-by-step guide and other resources for homeless veterans in need of assistance and also serves as the network for community-based service providers and government agencies that provide emergency and supportive services addressing veteran homelessness.