Homeless Veterans

Homeless Veterans

The Department of Housing and Urban Development and VA's Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program


The HUD-VASH Resource Guide for Permanent Housing and Clinical Care (and the supplemental Resource Guide Quick Tips) was designed to provide case managers, and other who work with homeless Veterans in the HUD-VASH program, with a comprehensive set of resources to assist in addressing the multifaceted needs of homeless Veterans.  The Resource Guide is a product of the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans and was developed by a dynamic team of researchers, policy analysts, public health experts, psychologists, physicians and social workers located throughout the country.

General Information

The Department of Housing and Urban Development – VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program is a joint effort between HUD and VA to move Veterans and their families out of homelessness and into permanent housing. HUD provides housing assistance through its Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) that allows homeless Veterans to rent privately owned housing. VA offers eligible homeless Veterans clinical and supportive services through its health care system across the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.

From FY 2008 through FY 2011, HUD has allocated funding to local public housing authorities to provide over 37,000 Housing Choice Vouchers to homeless Veterans while VA has hired dedicated VA case managers to assist homeless Veterans in securing and maintaining permanent housing through intensive case management.

For more detailed eligibility criteria, click here

Make the Call.

You Fought for Our Home. We'll Fight for Yours.

If you need housing assistance, call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID-VET.

When you call:

  • You will be connected to a trained VA responder.
  • The responder will ask a few questions to assess your needs.
  • If you’re a Veteran, you may be connected with the Homeless Program point of contact at the nearest VA facility.
  • Contact information will be requested so staff may follow up.

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    1-877-222-VETS (8387)
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