Ending Veteran Homelessness
The Federal Plan to End Homelessness “Opening Doors” has set a goal to end veteran homelessness in 2015. According to the January 2013 point in time count of the homeless, there were 217 homeless Veterans in Tarrant and Parker Counties. TCHC estimates that over the course of the year, 624 veterans will experience homelessness. (Source: HMIS January 2012-January 2013)
Below are links to services for veterans:
Emergency Assistance – Short Term financial assistance
Transitional Housing – Temporary housing
Permanent Supportive Housing:
HUD-VASH’s goals are to place homeless Veterans in safe, stable, affordable, and, most importantly, permanent housing. Under the auspices of the program, HUD provides housing vouchers while the VA provides long-term case management, ensuring not only that Veterans receive the medical and counseling services they need but that they are able to sustain residence and avoid relapsing into homelessness. There are 230 units of VASH housing in Tarrant County. 40 more units are anticipated to become available in the third quarter of 2013.
Veterans Affairs VASH Office – 1518 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 817-255-7129