VA Homeless Programs
Flexible Assistance for Homeless Veterans
VA is sending a total of $20 million in American Rescue Plan funds to VA Medical Centers across the country to maximize the number of Veterans assisted under a new authority.
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Biden-Harris Administration Taking Action to End Veteran Homelessness
Learn how HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge and VA Secretary Denis McDonough affirmed their commitment to ending Veteran homelessness through a whole-of-government effort.
To protect Veterans and employees, VA is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for homelessness services systems and providers.
What Veterans Who Are Homeless or At Risk of Homelessness Should do for Help
Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness are strongly encouraged to contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838) for assistance. 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. VA also urges Veterans who are not homeless or at risk of homelessness to contact their VA medical center before visiting for any reason. These steps are necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home
VA is committed to ending homelessness among Veterans. Our focus is threefold:
- Conducting coordinated outreach to proactively seek out Veterans in need of assistance.
- Connecting homeless and at-risk Veterans with housing solutions, health care, community employment services and other required supports.
- Collaborating with federal, state and local agencies; employers; housing providers, faith-based and community nonprofits; and others to expand employment and affordable housing options for Veterans exiting homelessness.
- Borne the Battle #265: Benefits Breakdown, Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), Support for Veterans Facing Homelessness
VAntage Point Contributor | Posted January 17, 2022
- Newly created VA senior level post to coordinate Veteran homelessness effort in Greater Los Angeles
Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs | Posted December 22, 2021
- Share the Spirit: Veterans Accession House helps homeless veterans find stability, community in Pittsburg
East Bay Times | Posted December 16, 2021
- ‘I’m home’: Valor Pointe serves as housing-first model for Idaho’s homeless veterans
Idaho Capital Sun | Posted November 11, 2021
- HUD-VASH: Providing Safe Housing, Quality Health Care for Veterans
YouTube | Posted September 22, 2021
- Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless can call or visit their local VA Medical Center or Community Resource and Referral Center where VA staff are ready to help.
- Veterans and their families may also call 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) to access VA services.
- Explore www.va.gov/homeless to learn about VA programs for Veterans who are homeless and share that information with others.
- Work with VA to prevent and end homelessness among Veterans in your community. Learn how you can help by visiting www.va.gov/homeless/stakeholders.asp.
- Download posters, brochures, and other materials to reach out to Veterans and help VA end homelessness.