If you or a Veteran needs immediate assistance to avoid eviction or loss of housing, please contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838) available 24/7.
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides a Welcome Kit so Veterans are aware of their benefits including housing programs. The VA also oversees a program called Reach which provides resources for your specific needs.
I am a veteran facing homelessness. Are there programs to help me find a home?
Yes, there are many programs available to help find housing.
- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) runs the VA Homeless Programs which aims to provide resources to ensure veterans have a home. For immediate assistance, call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 877-4AID-VET (877-424-3838).
- The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) oversees a homelessness assistance program provides direct grants to programs and connects people with local resources.
- TexVet maintains a listing of local contacts for a variety of resources, including homelessness
- The Texas Veterans Commission also has a Veteran Homeless Initiative whose goal is to reduce homelessness among Texas veterans by providing local resources.
- Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) also has a homelessness assistance program. For assistance, call 211 and ask for housing assistance.
I am a veteran facing homelessness and need help finding a job. Is there any help?
Yes. The Department of Labor (DOL) oversees the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP)which aims to reintegrate homeless veterans into the labor force. They provide training, employment services, and grants specifically for homeless veterans in an effort to find them meaningful employment.
There are also many career placement programs available for veterans in general, not just homeless veterans.