Looking for Veteran's Assistance?

This page is a one-stop spot for veterans, and those who help veterans, find housing. On this page we have listed all of our HUD homeless veteran programs and initiatives, as well as resources, publications, and relevant links to agencies and organizations.

Additionally, as a way to make these programs more easily accessible, we have provided local contact information for each our programs.


Ranging from homeownership to homelessness, this toll free hotline provides information to veterans seeking answers to housing questions. Additionally, the HUDVET website offers general veteran updates, as well as contact information for veteran service providers and federal, state, and city governments. HUDVET National Hotline: 1-800-998-9999.

Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration (VHPD)

HUD, in partnership with VA and DOL, recently implemented the Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration (VHPD). Through HUD housing assistance, VA case management services, and DOL employment counseling, this three agency partnership provides combined services for veterans who are at a high risk of becoming homeless. All 5 communities participating in this demonstration were strategically selected due to their proximity to a military base, concentration of returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, and availability of resources.

Below are five VHPD sites, as well as local contact information:

Austin, Texas

Salvation Army-Austin Metropolitan Area Command Kathy Ridding (512) 634-5916 Kathleen_Ridings@uss.salvationarmy.org
VA Michael Husted (254) 534-4253 Michael.husted@va.gov
DOL Tammy Figueroa (254) 200-2040 tammy.figueroa@tvc.state.tx.us

Seattle/Tacoma, Washington

Phoenix Housing Network Alan Brown (253) 471-5340 alanb@ccsww.org
VA Rebecca Mellen (253) 583-2848 Rebecca.Mellen@va.gov
DOL Chip Kormas (360) 486-5944 ckormas@esd.wa.gov

Utica/Watertown, New York

Central New York Veteran's Outreach Center Terésa Fava-Schram (315) 765-0975 teresa@ucdevelopment.org
VA Mark Nowakowski (315) 412-3285 Mark.Nowakowski@va.gov
DOL Marty Selleck (518) 457-5116 martin.selleck@labor.ny.gov

Tampa, Florida

Homeless Coalition of Hillsboro County, Inc. Edi Erb (813) 223-6115 edi@homelessofhc.org
VA Michelle Keaton, LCSW (813) 347-7917 Cell Michelle.Keaton@va.gov
DOL Shawn Forehand (850) 245-7424 shawn.forehand@flaawi.com

San Diego, California

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego Annette Witt (619) 393-2082 Annette.witt@vvsd.net
VA Laura Caisse, LCSW (760) 643-2098 Laura.Caisse@va.gov
DOL Annie Taamilo (619) 266-4255 Annie.Taamilo@edd.ca.gov

HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH)

An essential tool towards ending veteran homelessness, HUD-VASH is a joint program between HUD and the VA. HUD provides housing choice vouchers and VA provides case management and outreach. This program targets veterans who are currently homeless.

Click here to find a HUD-VASH representative in your area

For more information, please visit:

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Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP)

Beginning in 2009 and ending in 2012, HPRP is a three year program funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The program provides assistance for all people (including veterans) who are either at a high risk of becoming homeless or are already homeless and seeking immediate, short-term housing. HPRP can also help veterans obtain or maintain a HUD-VASH voucher.

Individuals and veterans needing assistance can access services from an organization in their local community.

Click here to contact your city, county, or state grantee.

Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Programs

The Continuum of Care (CoC) homeless assistance programs are available to all subpopulations of people experiencing homelessness, including, but not limited to, veterans. A CoC is a local network of non-profits, governments, and institutions, who provide homeless assistance through funding awarded by HUD. In 2009, HUD housed over 13,000 veterans throughout these programs.

The following programs are CoC homelessness assistance programs:

Supportive Housing Program (SHP)

The Supportive Housing Program is designed to develop supportive housing and services that will allow homeless persons to live as independently as possible.

Shelter Plus Care (S+C)

The Shelter Plus Care Program provides rental assistance for hard-to-serve homeless persons with disabilities in connection with supportive services funded from sources outside the program.

Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation for Single Room Occupancy (SRO)

The SRO Program provides rental assistance for homeless persons in connection with the moderate rehabilitation of SRO dwellings. SRO housing contains units for occupancy by one person. These units may contain food preparation or sanitary facilities, or both.

Click here to locate contact information for a CoC representative in your area.

The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) within the Department of Housing and Urban Development administers and enforces federal civil rights housing laws that ensure that all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice. If you believe that you, a member of your family or a fellow veteran may have experienced illegal housing discrimination, the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity is ready to assist you. You can write or call a local office with your complaint. For a list of HUD offices near you, please go the website listed below. On our website, you can also obtain more information about anti-discrimination laws and services that are provided by our office.


HUD General Deputy Assistant Secretary, Brian Greene, thanks veterans for their service and shares information about housing information and programs for veterans. Click here to view the video.

Important Links

VA National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

VA Center on Homelessness among Veterans

DOL Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program


2011 Veterans Point In Time (PIT) Count

Veteran Homelessness: A Supplemental Report to the 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (AHAR)

Veteran Homelessness: A Supplemental Report to the 2009 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (AHAR)

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