Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness are strongly encouraged to contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838) for assistance. If Veterans do not have access to a phone or the internet, only then are they to visit their closest VA medical center without calling in advance. VA also urges Veterans who are not homeless or at risk of homelessness to contact their VA medical center before visiting for any reason. These steps are necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
SSVF may include intensive case management, financial case management, housing search assistance, assistance in applying for VA benefits/services, life skills training, budgeting, job preparation, transportation assistance, landlord/tenant mediation, and temporary financial assistance (rent, utilities, etc.) to address housing barriers.
o Veterans do not need to be VA Health Care Eligible to qualify for SSVF.
o Must be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
o Income must fall below 50% area median income for their area.
For more information, contact (573) 443-8001
Contact Eileen F. Devine, National Coordinator, Health Care for Homeless Veterans, at Eileen.Devine@va.gov.