The VA Supported Housing (VASH) Program is a joint project of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). VASH provides section 8 vouchers to chronically homeless Veterans with substance abuse and/or mental health issues.
The voucher provides a rent subsidy that generally covers rental costs in excess of 30% of the veterans’ income. The goal of the program is to transition veterans from homelessness to independent subsidized housing by providing supportive, community-based case management services.
- • A Veteran must not be a lifetime sexual offender
- • Be homeless or at-risk for homelessness
- • Have a substance abuse or mental illness history
- • Be clinically stabilized
- • Have a need and willingness to accept case management services over a period of time to be determined by the case manager
- • Be within income guidelines