Program Description

Veterans and families requiring assistance finding or keeping safe, affordable housing can access services for homeless Veterans and their families by contacting the VA Homeless Veterans Assistance Center. Services include: opportunities to return to employment, safe housing, health care and mental health services.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this program you must be a Veteran or dependent of a Veteran. Additionally, you must be homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or unable to obtain safe, affordable housing. While only Veterans and their families may receive assistance, anyone may call the hotline or chat online with a VA specialist on behalf of a Veteran.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

No application is required to call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline or chat online with a VA specialist.

Both the hotline and online chat service are available 24 hours a day.

Call the hotline at:
1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838)

To chat online with a VA specialist go to the Veterans Crisis Line Website.

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit the VA Homeless Veterans page about services for homeless Veterans.

To apply for additional benefits and view your benefit status, open an eBenefits Premium account. eBenefits is a one-stop source for information on Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and services. With a free Premium level eBenefits account, Veterans, Servicemembers and their family members can conduct self-service transactions such as checking claim status information, GI Bill enrollment, and obtaining copies of civil service preference letters, DD214, and other personal information. For further information and to register for a free Premium level account, visit the eBenefits website.