Homelessness

The Homeless Veterans Initiative 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 Initiative 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

 

Learn more about our leadership and find resources below.

Military Veteran Peer Network is TVC Certified

Amber Batha

Homeless Veterans Coordinator

Anthony “AB” Bustos, MPH

Homeless Veterans Coordinator

Resources

2021 Annual Assessment Report

Download the report.

National Services

•  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.

•  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.

•  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.

State & Local Services

TVC Funds for Veterans Assistance (FVA):

The Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) grant program awards reimbursement grants to eligible charitable organizations, local government agencies, and Veterans Service Organizations that provide direct services to Texas Veterans and their families.

•  Housing for Texas Heros Grants

House Modifications, Critical Home Repairs, & Home Weatherization

•  Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Aid is available directly from TDHCA or 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.

•  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: Home Loans

In 1983, the Legislature created the VLB Veterans Housing Assistance Program (VHAP), to aid Texas Veterans in purchasing a home.

•  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.

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