By Joan Artis
HUD/VASH is a joint program between the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that provides stable and independent housing to veterans who experience homelessness. The program requirements are listed below:
- You need to be “chronically homeless” for 1 year or have had 4 episodes of homelessness in the past 3 years.
- Veterans must be eligible for VA healthcare and have the willingness to accept case management services.
- A HUD/VASH referral form must be submitted.
- Referrals can be submitted by a VA primary coordinator.
- Referrals are then prioritized based on level of chronic homelessness.
- Once you receive an eligible referral you are then reviewed by a HUD/VASH screening team.
- The HUD/VASH case manager will help develop a Section 8 application with a public housing authority, and then a Section 8 voucher will be awarded to you.
- The veteran must adhere to services and treatments outlined in the veteran service and housing agreement.
For more information, call one of these numbers:
HCHV / Homeless Clinic Hotline – (203) 710-6529
Doris Adams , Newington – (860) 666-6951 x 6916
VASH Program Coordinator – (203) 479-8092
Donna Vibes, Newington – (860) 666-6951 x 6562