November 6, 2014

Housing First: Veteran Centered Outreach

Today’s post is courtesy of VHDA Community Outreach Officer Erika Jones-Haskins.

People often wonder, “How can you take someone who has lived on the streets and immediately put them in their own apartment? Don’t they need a transition? How does that work?” The idea of immediately housing individuals with a history of chronic homelessness is known as Housing First. Although many people might not be aware of this program, which started in 2006, it’s proven to be an effective tool in the efforts of many communities to end chronic homelessness. To find out how it works, take a look at the video produced by the Veterans Administration. It provides a great overview of the Housing First model and how it’s being used as part of the goal to end veteran homelessness by 2015.
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To learn more about our programs for Veterans and Members of the U.S. Military, follow these links:

Home Loans for Veterans and Members of the U.S. Military
VHDA has several home mortgages available for active duty and retired military personnel.

Grants for Virginia's Disabled Veterans
Learn how our "Granting Freedom" fund helps Virginia's disabled veterans pay for ramps, stair chairs, grab bars and other improvements to make their homes more accessible.

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