In an effort to help homeless Veterans find and sustain permanent housing, VA and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have come together to form HUD-VASH, a collaborative program that provides HUD rental assistance vouchers for privately owned housing with VA supportive services to eligible Veterans and their families.
VA case managers connect Veterans with the social services they need to maintain long-term housing. The mental health and substance use counselors, along with educational and vocational support, are critical to help Veterans recover and re-establish themselves in the community. Among VA homeless continuum of care programs, HUD-VASH enrolls the largest number and largest percentage of Veterans who have experienced long-term or repeated homelessness. As of September. 30, 2015, HUD had allocated more than 78,000 vouchers to help house Veterans across the country.
If you’re a mental health professional, consider using your skills to give back to our Veterans. Search career opportunities in your area today. And to learn more about HUD-VASH and other programs, visit the VA page for homeless Veterans.