Updated: Jun 16
HUD-VASH is a collaborative program between HUD and VA. It combines HUD housing vouchers with VA supportive services to help Veterans who are homeless and their families find and sustain permanent housing.
HUD-VASH enrolls the largest number and largest percentage of Veterans who have experienced long-term or repeated homelessness.
Veterans who are appropriate candidates for this program demonstrate the most need or vulnerability and must need case management services in order to obtain and sustain independent community housing.
HUD-VASH targets the chronically homeless Veteran who is the most vulnerable and often has severe mental or physical health problems and/or substance use disorders, with frequent emergency room visits, multiple treatment attempts, and limited access to other social supports.
However, other Veterans who are homeless with diminished functional capacity and the resultant need for case management are also eligible for the program.