For Homeless Veterans

Our All the Way Home partners work diligently to help connect homeless veterans to housing. Learn more about the various programs available to veterans experiencing homelessness, including the relevant contact information for our partners:

HUD-VASH Program

(Housing and Urban Development – Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing)

The HUD-VASH Program is a partnership between the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and local public housing authorities (including the Santa Clara County Housing Authority.

The HUD-VASH program provides eligible low-income veterans with a specialized Housing Choice Voucher to be used at the rental of their choosing. In addition to the rental subsidy, eligible Veterans also receive ongoing VA services from VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

You may qualify for HUD VASH if you are eligible for VA healthcare services and are experiencing homelessness. 

For more information, please visit:
https://www.va.gov/homeless/hud-vash_eligibility.asp

Where to go for help
Contact the local VA office at:
650-493-5000 Ext. 25590

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Supportive Services to Veterans and their Families is a short-term housing assistance program established to prevent and end homelessness for Veteran families and single adults in Santa Clara County. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides funding to four local agencies: HomeFirst, Goodwill Silicon Valley and Veteran Resource Center.

Through this program, qualified veterans can receive: Rental assistance, Utility assistance, Security deposit, Moving costs, Childcare, Transportation, Housing Search Assistance, Employment and benefits assistance

SSVF Eligibility requirements:

  • Resides in Santa Clara County
  • Household income does not exceed 50% of area median income for veteran family / individual that is homeless or at serious risk of homelessnes
  • Eligible discharge statuses include honorable, general, other than honorable, bad conduct
  • At least one day of active duty for other than training purposes

Where to go for help

Goodwill Silicon Valley
(408) 869-9127

HomeFirst
(408) 206-6710

Veterans Resource Center
(650) 566-0240

Additional Resources

In addition to the programs listed above for homeless veterans, any individual experiencing homelessness in Santa Clara County can seek housing assistance through the countywide coordinated assessment system. This process is used fill spaces in a variety of permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing and transitional housing programs. Learn more at: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/osh/ContinuumofCare/coordinated-assessment/Pages/home.aspx

Visit the Vet Coalition website for additional information on governmental and private resources and discounts available to veterans.