VA Homeless Programs
More than 38,000 Homeless Veterans Housed in 2023
Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it has permanently housed 38,847 homeless Veterans through October of 2023 — surpassing the calendar year goal to house 38,000 Veterans two months early.
American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans Experiencing Homelessness
American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans often have limited knowledge about VHA services or eligibility for care. Learn what VA and HUD’s Office of Native American Programs is doing to provide rental assistance and supportive services to these communities.
Returns to Homelessness Among Veterans
There are countless reasons Veterans may return to homelessness: losing income, using their limited resources to care for a loved one, or high medical costs, to name a few. Learn why returns to homelessness occur, and what VA is doing to help.
Ending Veteran Homelessness Podcast
Want to know what VA is doing to end Veteran homelessness? Join us as we explore all the ways our country is working to ensure that every Veteran has a safe and stable place to call home.
Are you a Veteran who is homeless or experiencing housing instability?
If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, we strongly encourage you to contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838) for assistance.
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.
- Oklahoma Native American Veterans Go From Homeless to Housed
VA News | Posted November 24, 2023
- USICH Elects HHS and USDA Secretaries as New Leaders of Federal Homelessness Strategy
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness | Posted October 30, 2023
- 2023 Veterans Day Retail Discounts, Free Meals and Other Offers
VA News | Posted October 23, 2023
- Veteran Finds Second Chance as a VA Carpenter
VA News | Posted October 23, 2023
- Recent Trends in Housing Cost Burden Among U.S. Military Veterans
Rand Corporation | Posted October 17, 2023
- Marine Veteran Served in Prison, Now Devotes Life to Other Veterans
VA Madison Health Care | Veterans Affairs | August 24, 2023
- National Alliance to End Homelessness Announces First-Ever Research Grant Awardees
National Alliance to End Homelessness | August 16, 2023
- Veteran Homelessness Remains an Issue in Wichita
KSN | Posted July 14, 2023
- City Hopes to Get Homeless Veteran Population to Functional Zero by 2024
KAKE | Posted July 6, 2023
- If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838) for assistance.
- You can also call or visit your local VA Medical Center or Community Resource and Referral Center where VA staff are ready to help.
- 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 our Stakeholders page.
- Listen to our podcast, Ending Veteran Homelessness, to get monthly updates on resources and services.
- Download posters, brochures, and other materials to reach out to Veterans and help VA end homelessness.
Explore Key Homeless Veterans Programs and Resources