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.
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2021 Annual Assessment Report
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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.
Local agencies provide a range of services, including food, housing, health, and safety. Contact a national hotline or locate an organization near you.
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.
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.
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.
House Modifications, Critical Home Repairs, & Home Weatherization
Aid is available directly from TDHCA or through the assistance of local and state partners.
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.
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.
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).
In 1983, the Legislature created the VLB Veterans Housing Assistance Program (VHAP), to aid Texas Veterans in purchasing a home.
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.