How do I apply for rental or emergency housing assistance?
If you’re a homeless or at-risk veteran, or trying to help someone who is, your first step should probably be contacting the VA. You can visit or call your local VA Medical Center, which is staffed with trained coordinators to help you find the help you need. You can also call 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) to access VA coordinators who can match you up with service providers who can help you. The service is free and confidential. You can call for yourself or for someone else, and the lines are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When you make the call, you’re connected to a trained VA staff member, who will ask you a few questions and assess your needs. If you’re homeless, you’ll be connected to the nearest facility for help. If you’re a friend or family member, you’ll be provided with information about available homeless and mental health programs for your veteran.