Services for Veterans
Priority Veteran provides intensive one-on-one assistance to help veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness locate stable permanent housing and link them to resources to gain the skills and knowledge to help them remain financially stable. Case Managers help veterans create a Housing Stability Plan as well as access medical or mental health services, veteran’s benefits enrollment, job search assistance, financial coaching and more.
What is Priority Veteran?
It is a service coordination program for homeless veterans and their families to help them secure permanent, sustainable housing and provide access to resources such as medical or mental health services, benefits enrollment, job search assistance, financial coaching, etc.
Who may qualify for Priority Veteran*?
- Veterans and their family members who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
- Very low income veterans based on area income standards
- Veterans discharged other than dishonorable
*Other requirements as defined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will also be considered in order to determine eligibility for services.
What does ‘homeless’ mean?
The veteran (and family) does not have fixed, regular and adequate nighttime shelter or will lose nighttime shelter within a short period of time.
What are some of the services Veterans can receive from Priority Veteran?
Priority Veteran offers can assist low-income, homeless or at-risk veteran families with:
- Obtaining permanent, stable housing
- Obtaining VA benefits
- Obtaining federal and/or state benefits
- Accessing community-based resources
- Obtaining/completing employment training
- Obtaining employment
- Advocacy in landlord/tenant disputes
- Advocacy in rent/utility arrearages
- Temporary Financial Assistance
- Rent assistance
- Moving costs
- General housing supplies
- Utility assistance
Can families get help for a veteran?
Yes, services are for veterans and their families. Veterans have to voluntarily agree to a Housing Stability Plan. Families can call Priority Veteran and encourage veterans to enroll.
Can veterans get financial assistance from Priority Veteran?
Priority Veteran can assist with the cost of some service(s) in the Housing Stability Plan if the veteran will be homeless if that service is not provided. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis.