How Landlords can Help End Veteran Homelessness
DYK - There are 40,000 homeless veterans in America on any given night?
And thirteen percent of homeless adults in the U.S. have served in the military—that's a significant number, given that Veterans represent just 7 percent of the overall population.
The Veterans Affairs (VA) and its partners are working diligently to end Veteran homelessness, and you can help.
If you have a rental property, consider participating in a program that has helped tens of thousands of Veterans and their families overcome the challenges of homelessness.
Benefits for Landlords:
1. Guaranteed income: See reliable monthly rental payments through the local housing authority and fair market rent on your property.
2. A say in security deposits: Set your own amount based on local standards.
3. Annual property recertification: Third-party inspections help to maintain quality.
4. Benefit of VA services: Ongoing case management provides a safety net for tenants and lowers default risks.
5. A chance to honor those who served: HUDVASH landlords are part of the solution to ending
homelessness among Veterans.
What Is HUD-VASH?
The HUD - Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program is a collaborative effort among the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the VA, and local public housing authorities.
Under HUD-VASH (VA Supportive Housing), eligible low-income Veterans receive a Section 8 rental voucher plus case management and supportive services from VA.
Take the first step by contacting your local public housing authority to fill out the required paperwork, secure a spot on a list of approved HUD-VASH properties, and find out more about the HUD-VASH program.