Homeless Veteran care
If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression, or transition from jail, VA Houston health care can help you. Contact a homeless services care coordinator to get help.
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Care we provide at VA Houston
The Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program is a comprehensive group of programs focused on meeting the needs of homeless or “at-risk” of homelessness Veterans and their families. Services provided include:
- Street outreach to Veterans in the community
- Assessment of eligibility and level of need
- Help getting permanent housing
- Intensive case management
- Group & Individual counseling
- Alcohol & drug counseling
- Vocational counseling
- Help getting household items and other furnishings
- Continued support after rental assistance ends
HCHV Outreach & Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC)
This program offers entry point services that include information, assessment of needs, and referral to VA and community resources. If you are unsure where to start for help with related homeless needs and services, start here!
Location: Room 1C-262, near OST entrance
Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (H-PACT)
Veterans can walk into H-PACT clinics without an appointment and receive medical and mental health care, case management, housing placement support, substance use treatment, community referrals, and triage services.
Location: Primary Care Clinic 4
Phone: 713-791-1414, ext. 22553
Grant Per Diem (GPD)
This program offers emergency and transitional housing services to Veterans and Veterans with families. The Department of Veterans Affairs funds community agencies, which provide psychosocial services to homeless Veterans.
Housing and Urban Development VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH)
This is a case management program for Veterans and Veterans with families that offers permanent housing using a HUD/Section 8 voucher. Case manager levels are based on each Veteran’s need. Veterans who graduate from case management and are compliant with HUD guidelines continue to keep the voucher. Veterans can be screened for this program by contacting HCHV Outreach & Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) or H-PACT.