Housing Resources and Homeless Veterans

Housing Resources

www.buildinghomesforheroes.org – Building Homes for Heroes

https://www.hfotusa.org/  – Home for our troops – (they will build you a house at no cost if accepted)

www.usmhaf.org – Military Housing Assistance Fund

www.operationforeverfree.org – Operation Forever Free

www.rebuildingtogether.org – Rebuilding Together believes we can preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities by providing free home modifications and repairs, making homes safer, more accessible, and more energy efficient.

Homeless Veterans

Many Veterans face challenges throughout their lives that may lead them to lose their home, eventually becoming homeless. VA recognizes that every homeless Veteran’s story is different, including their specific needs to help them get back into permanent and stable housing. There are many VA benefits that may support your specific needs, so it is important you know what benefits you may be eligible for.

VA Benefits

Homeless Veterans may be eligible for a wide-variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. VA benefits include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and burial. Contact the County Veterans Service office in your area.

Veterans Service Officer County List

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

VA has founded a National Call Center for Homeless Veterans to ensure that homeless Veterans or Veterans-at-risk for homelessness have a free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. The hotline is intended to assist homeless Veterans and their families, VA Medical Facilities, federal, state and local partners, community agencies, service providers and others in the community.

1-877-4AID-VET (87-424-3838) or www.VA.gov/homeless/NationalCallCenter.asp

  • Call for yourself or someone else
  • Free and confidential
  • Trained VA counselors are there to assist
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Mental health and program information in your area is available

Health Care

VA Health: The VA Health Care Network provides care to Veterans across the nation at VA Medical Centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, and Vet Centers. Many of these facilities offer health care programs for homeless Veterans, including mental health services. Call the Denver VA Medical Center 303-399-8020 or the National line for more information 1-800-827-1000.

Housing Assistance

There are many federal housing programs that can support homeless Veterans and their families. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and VA Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) partner to provide permanent, supportive housing and treatment services for homeless Veterans. Call the Denver VA Medical Center for more information 303-399-8020.

 

A.C.T.S. Resource Center

Supports homeless and end of employment displaced veterans with reintegration programs, shelter, basic needs and other services.

3405 Downing Street

Denver, CO 80205

303-477-0006

 

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Provides up to 24 months of transitional housing for veterans referred byt he VA. Veteran with incomes may have to pay a portion of the program as rent.

2111 Chapma Street

Denver, CO 80205

303-297-4033

 

Samaritan House Veteran Program

This charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Charities offers shelter, transitional housing, case management and support services.

 

 

Employment Assistance

VA has many employment and training programs that provide homeless Veterans and Veterans at-risk of homelessness the opportunity to return to healthy, productive lifestyles within their communities.

Foreclosure Assistance

If you have a VA loan but are having trouble making your mortgage payments, it is very important that you take steps to avoid a foreclosure. VA may be able to help. Call the VA Home Loan Service Office at 1-888-244-6711 for more information.