Veteran Homelessness

The Homeless Veteran Program is housed within the Veterans Mental Health Department of the Texas Veterans Commission.  The goal is to improve the accessibility of resources and services for military veterans and their loved ones in Texas that are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of becoming homeless. The Program will identify and highlight services aimed at preventing veterans from entering homelessness and provide trainings to direct service providers. Additionally, resource clinics will be provided directly to veteran families

Military Veteran Peer Network is TVC Certified

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Amber Morson

Operations Manager

Anthony “AB” Bustos, MPH

Program Manager


“Disclaimer: This is not an emergency line and is not monitored as such. Please allow up to two (2) business days for a response. For 24/7 confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones, please call 9-8-8 (press “1” for Veterans) or text “838255” to chat. You may also call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room for immediate medical assistance.”



2022 Annual Assessment Report

On a single night in 2022, roughly 582,500 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States. Six in ten (60%) were staying in sheltered locations—emergency shelters, safe havens, or transitional housing programs—and four in ten (40%) were in unsheltered locations such as on the street, in abandoned buildings, or in other places not suitable for human habitation.

2022 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report

TVC’s Veterans Mental Health Department Veteran Program

Direction for Homelessness Data Use and Reporting

VA – Project CHALENG

Project CHALENG unites homeless service providers, advocates, Veterans and concerned citizens toward the goal of meeting the evolving needs of Veterans who are homeless.

•  Housing for Texas Heros Grants

House Modifications, Critical Home Repairs, & Home Weatherization

•  Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Aid is available from TDHCA through the assistance of local and state partners.

•  Combined Arms: A Place To Call Home

Together with some of Houston’s best homeless services organizations, Combined Arms is committed to making sure every veteran that reaches out to us finds a safe place to sleep.

•  US Interagency Council on Homeless: Reduce Crimal Justice Involment

The Council is pursuing steps to reduce criminal justice system involvement among people experiencing homelessness, both by reducing the criminalization of homelessness and the return of people from correctional settings to homelessness.

•  US Department of Labor: Homeless Reintegration Program

The Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program is an employment focused competitive grant program of the Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Services.

•  HUD Exchange: Veteran Homelessness

The HUD Exchange is an online platform for providing program information, guidance, services, and tools to HUD’s community partners, including state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, Continuums of Care (CoCs), Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), tribes, and partners of these organizations.

•  211 Texas Health Human Services

2-1-1 Texas helps Texas citizens connect with the services they need, including food, housing, child care, crisis counseling, substance abuse treatment, and more.

•  Veterans Land Board: Home Improvements

The Veterans Land Board (VLB) helps Veterans, Military Members and their spouses buy homes and then help pay to improve it through the Texas Veterans Home Improvement Program (VHIP).

•  Veterans Land Board: Land Loans

The VLB Veterans Land Loan Program is the only one of its kind in the nation, giving Texas Veterans and Military Members the opportunity to borrow up to $150,000 to purchase land at competitive interest rates while typically requiring a minimum five percent down payment for tracts of one acre or more.

•  VA Homeless Programs

The mission of the Homeless Programs Office (HPO) is to assist Veterans and their families in obtaining permanent and sustainable housing with access to high-quality health care and supportive services.

•  HUD Exchange: Need Housing Assistance?

Local agencies provide a range of services, including food, housing, health, and safety. Contact a national hotline or locate an organization near you.

•  Five Tips On How To Engage With Homeless Veterans

Every Veteran experiencing homelessness has a story to tell and, often, it involves one or more traumas that led them to where they are now.

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