Helping Veterans Achieve Housing Stability - The Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Voucher Program

HACA is an enthusiastic participant in the national effort to end homelessness among veterans.  As a landlord, you can play a vital role in that endeavor. First Lady Michelle Obama has released a video that underscores the power you have to help veterans put a roof over their head and find stability.  “You all have the power to open doors for Vets, and give them the stability they deserve, and help our country solve an issue that has been swept under the rug for far too long,” Mrs. Obama says.

 

Similar to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), The Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Voucher Program helps homeless veterans lease safe, affordable housing.  VASH is a partnership between the Veterans Administration (VA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Participating veterans receive case management and clinical services provided by the VA, to help them maintain healthy, productive lives.

HACA currently has enough VASH Vouchers to house 167 veterans.

In choosing to rent to Veterans exiting homelessness, landlords get a stable source of rent and the peace of mind that Veterans receive ongoing supportive services from local Department of Veterans Affairs staff or community organizations to help them through unexpected crises.  If you would like to learn more about how the VASH program can help you find qualified tenants, contact the Veterans Administration at:

  • Oakland Veterans Administration: Michael Freeman, Housing Specialist at (510) 410-1797 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Palo Alto Veterans Administration: Alfred Sims, Housing Specialist at (209) 272-5675 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HACA VASH Payment Standards

City by city, HACA’s VASH Payment Standards equal or exceed HACA’s Payment Standards for the Section 8 HCVP.