What Housing Programs Are Available for Veterans?


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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a number of housing assistance programs available for veterans. Additionally, charitable organizations such as the Veterans Affordable Housing Program and Volunteers of America Transitional Housing help homeless and struggling veterans and their families with housing.

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs partners with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in a program to provide permanent housing for homeless veterans. The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program, or HUD-VASH, offers housing choice vouchers, rental assistance, clinical services and case management focusing on the disabled, female veterans and those who have recently returned from combat zones. The VA Grant and Per Diem Program funds community efforts to provide temporary housing and supportive services such as education, counseling and crisis intervention for homeless veterans. The VA Acquired Property Sales for Homeless Providers Program offers foreclosed properties to organizations that shelter homeless veterans.

The Veterans Affordable Housing Program is a private charitable organization founded by veterans that helps veterans and their families find affordable housing and meet down payments. It provides grants that help disabled veterans to modify homes for handicap assistance and to lower costs after initial home purchase. The Volunteers of America Transitional Housing program provides temporary housing, training and employment, case management help and special needs services for disabled, elderly and mentally impaired veterans.

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