Disaster Assistance Resources for Veterans
If you or a Veteran you know needs immediate housing assistance during an emergency such as a natural disaster, please call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838). Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Veterans and their families who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness are among the most vulnerable during natural disasters and public health emergencies. The increased demand for services and supplies in the wake of a natural disaster makes it especially challenging for these Veterans and their families to access the resources they need.
VA and other programs that serve Veterans experiencing homelessness are available to assist during natural disasters and other emergency events. VA staff are familiar with community agencies, local neighborhoods, resources available from VA and other sources, and key people responsible for coordinating city, county, and state disaster response.
The resources and services listed below are available for Veterans in need of assistance during a natural disaster or other emergency.
For Immediate Assistance and Resources
Use DisasterAssistance.gov to find immediate assistance in your city or county.
Complete this questionnaire to get the most accurate list of types of assistance available to you.
View these resources to find emergency shelter.Use the VA Facility Locator to find the nearest VA medical center where you can get help.
Use the Disaster Recovery Center Locator to learn about disaster assistance programs.
Contact your state’s emergency management agency if resources are not close to you.
For Rapid Rehousing Resources After a Disaster
Call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 877-4AID VET or 877-424-3838.
Download the Information for Veteran Borrowers fact sheet to learn how to receive the assistance you need if you have a VA loan and your home was affected by a natural disaster.
View the housing options through VA and other programs. These options may include rehousing and rental assistance.
Call or visit a Community Resource and Referral Center if you are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless as the result of a natural disaster.
For Natural Disaster Survival Guidance
Access any of the documents below for tips and guidance on ways to survive various types of natural disasters and extreme weather conditions while living outdoors or in an unsheltered setting.