How to house a Homeless Veteran? We all know that there is a shortage of shelter beds, transitional housing beds and permanent affordable housing.
Did you know that the Veterans Affairs has funds to help you or your agency address that issue and provide and purchase housing?
Grant & Per Diem Program This is the link to the FAQ’s of Veteran Affairs funding
For Shelter plus care type of help – look into HUD-VASH. Quoting the VA’s site “Veterans who are appropriate candidates for this program must need case management services in order to obtain and sustain independent community housing. Veterans who need case management services have serious mental illness, substance use disorder history, or physical disability. Veterans with the most vulnerability are excellent candidates for this program.”
Veterans Justice Outreach Contacts
Each VA medical center has been asked to designate a facility-based Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist, responsible for direct outreach, assessment, and case management for justice-involved Veterans in local courts and jails, and liaison with local justice system partners.
Listed below are the designated Specialists, organized by state. The VHA healthcare system is organized into regions, known as Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs). The VISN where the medical center is located is also listed for reference.
- I am listing only the California information -
Fresno, VISN 21, VA Central California Health Care System, Thomas Williams, thomas.williams1@VA.GOV
Loma Linda, VISN 22, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, Jorge Pineda, jorge.pineda@VA.GOV
Long Beach, VISN 22, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Andrea Serafin, andrea.serafin@VA.GOV
Los Angeles, VISN 22, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA), Sergio Antoniuk, sergio.antoniuk@VA.GOV
Mather, VISN 21, VA Northern California Health Care System, Tracy Cascio, tracy.cascio@VA.GOV
Palo Alto, VISN 21, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Rachael Sanders, rachael.sanders@VA.GOV
San Diego, VISN 22, VA San Diego Healthcare System, Lezlie Neusteter, lezlie.neusteter@VA.GOV
San Francisco, VISN 21, San Francisco VA Medical Center, Brian Dobbs, brian.dobbs@VA.GOV
NON VA assistance can be found HERE