If the end of the eviction moratorium affects you, VA can help.

Over the past year and a half, people across the nation, including Veterans, have confronted an unprecedented number of challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Many have lost their jobs, affecting their ability to keep up with rent and other expenses.

The recent ruling by the Supreme Court ended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s temporary ban on evictions. It could lead to the eviction of millions of people who are behind on their rent.

This situation could have a severe impact on many Veterans and their families.

During this time of need, VA is ready to assist Veterans who are facing housing crises by directing them to programs operated by VA’s Homeless Programs Office. These programs provide resources and supportive services to help Veterans avoid or overcome housing insecurity.

Veterans can also look for emergency rental assistance through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Rental Assistance Finder.

VA is here to help

VA is standing by to assess each Veteran’s situation and identify the best options to help them secure stable housing, pay their rent or mortgage, or avoid eviction or foreclosure.

There are several ways Veterans can access supportive services through VA and other organizations.

  • Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is a unique blend of rapid rehousing and prevention capabilities that allow nonprofit organizations that have received SSVF grants to tailor their services to the needs of the Veterans they serve.

Services can include temporary financial assistance, legal aid, and childcare subsidies to allow Veterans with children to return to work.

  • SSVF’s Shallow Subsidy intervention provides a modest subsidy for two years to Veterans in selected communities who have extremely low incomes and are at risk of homelessness.

To find other resources as the eviction moratorium expires, visit the VA Assistance to Help Avoid Eviction resource page.

For more information

  • Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness should contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 877-4AID-VET (877-424-3838) or visit their local VA medical center, where VA staff are standing by to assist.
  • Renters and landlords who don’t know where to turn can use a new website from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This website makes it easy to find a rental assistance provider in your area. Visit consumerfinance.gov/renthelp to find help paying rent.
  • Veterans and their families can access immediate rental assistance to avoid eviction through the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Visit its website, enter or select your state, then select the county in which you reside. If you are unable to locate a program in your area, call 2-1-1.
  • Veterans who have fallen or are at risk of falling behind on their mortgage should contact VA’s Home Loan Center at 877-827-3702.
  • VA facilities in 46 states and the District of Columbia host free legal clinics operated by external legal service providers. A list of the clinics is available on the VA Office of General Counsel’s website: va.gov/OGC/LegalServices.asp.

By Monica Diaz is the senior executive director of the VA National Homeless Programs Office

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Published on Aug. 31, 2021

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  1. Wiliam Brown September 7, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Ever run around the block to get next door ? Well we did. In our mid 70’s , retired both of us have seen better times. Crazy property owner of over 1,000 units demands we pay for their bill in cleaning poop etc when septic tank back flowed flooding a few rooms in our unit. They demand $660. We don’t have an extra dime on our retirement. So I called the legal aid who in turn sent me to the national line, they sent me to 2-1-1, who in turn sent me to county who in turn sent me to DAV, who in turn to legal aid. Now legal aid will take the case. It was a long way around that block, I can understand why some of us VETS might sense a trigger s let loose.

  2. Mary Grassl September 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Deceptive article. If you call National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 877-4AID-VET (877-424-3838), they send an email on your behalf. Then in a few days you might get a phone call from a local V.A.’s MSW. Then, if there’s funding, if the MSW can get through to other chair fillers, you might get a meeting with someone-if you can get there. Then after a few weeks… It’s no wonder so many vets are on the street. One V.A. person told me, “You must be homeless for 24 hours before I can help you. Losing your home today doesn’t count.”

  3. Eboni M September 2, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    There should be information on here stating everyone does not qualify for assistance. Also, I received a call almost 2 weeks after calling the hotline.

  4. John Hien September 1, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    The income limits are so low in Wisconsin that few veterans are qualified.

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