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When serving in the military, home is where you are stationed. When transitioning to life as a civilian, finding a place to call home can be trying for some veterans. Surprisingly women veterans housing is often more difficult than is to be expected.
Civilian life can be more challenging for women than for their male equivalents. Some have children to raise as single parents and some are dealing with PTSD and military sexual trauma. This can put women vets at a higher risk of becoming homeless.
Women Veterans Housing Resources
Grant and Per Diem Program
As funding allows, the VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program is offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Programs. It is offered to agencies in the community to help provide services to veterans in need of housing. This program also helps vets to raise their income and/or skill levels.
Department of Veterans Affairs - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program
Consumer cooperatives and non-profit organizations can be awarded grants from the SSVF. This is to provide services to support veterans with low incomes. It is to aid families that reside in or are trying to make a transition to more permanent housing. Those that receive grants provide a wide range of services to help with more stable housing.
Housing Choice Vouchers
In a combined effort between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the VA to help veterans and their families avoid being homeless and getting them into permanent housing with the Housing Choice Voucher Program. This permits veterans that are homeless to rent from private owners. This is available in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico, Guam, and the District of Columbia. Click here to learn more.