315. OUR VETS (315.687.8387)




The HUD-VASH program is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supported Housing (VASH) program to help homeless veterans and their immediate families find and maintain affordable, safe, and permanent housing in the community.

If you need assistance with NJ HUD-VASH, call (908) 647-0180, Ext 6654

HUD-VASH Eligibility Criteria

If you need assistance with NJ HUD-VASH, call (908) 647-0180, Ext 6654

NOTE: Veterans and immediate family members subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program are not eligible for HUD-VASH because they will not be able to obtain a Section 8 housing voucher.

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program was established in 2011 to promote housing stability among homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families. Under the SSVF program, VA awards grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives that can provide a range of supportive services to eligible very low-income Veteran families. Services include outreach, case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits, and help in accessing and coordinating other public benefits. SSVF grantees can also make time-limited temporary payments on behalf of Veterans to cover rent, utilities, security deposits and moving and storage costs, transportation and childcare.

SSVF Eligibility Criteria

Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV)

This program provides community outreach, case management and a range of other services to help homeless veterans get back on their feet.

Compensated Work Therapy / Veterans Industries (CWT / VI)

These programs help veterans transition to employment after an extended absence from the work force by providing a short-term supportive work experience at local VA Medical Centers.

Grant & Per Diem (GPD)

This program allows VA to provide grants and per diem payments to assist public and non-profit organizations to establish and operate transitional supportive housing. Veterans can remain in Grant & Per Diem housing for up to 24 months.

Important Numbers

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans 1 (877) 424-3838

AGENCY: Veterans Affairs Heath Care Benefits
TELEPHONE: 1(877) 222-VETS

AGENCY: Veterans Crisis Line
TELEPHONE: 1 (800) 273-8255 *Press 1

AGENCY: East Orange VA Medical Center
TELEPHONE: (973) 676-1000

AGENCY: Bloomfield Vet Center
TELEPHONE: (973) 748-0980 /1 (877) 927-8387

AGENCY: Vet 2 Vet

AGENCY: Disabled American Veterans
TELEPHONE: 973-645-3797

Newark Regional Benefits Office
20 Washington Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Telephone: 1-800-827-1000

Congressman Payne Jr’s Office 60 Nelson Pl, 14th Fl Newark, NJ 07102
TELEPHONE: 973-645-3213

ADDRESS: 521 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
TELEPHONE: 908-647-0180 *4425
SERVICES PROVIDED: Emergency housing for veterans enrolled in the VA Healthcare system.
*Call first to get a screening scheduled*
ADDRESS: One Gateway Center,
Suite 120
Newark, NJ 07102
TELEPHONE: (866) 389-GIGO (4446)
SERVICES PROVIDED: Employment, job readiness, resume assistance, assistance with applying for service connections, incubators provided for small businesses and temporary financial assistance.

AGENCY: MOVES ADDRESS: 23 Madison Road, Suite B, Fairfield, NJ 07004
TELEPHONE: 1.833.9 EYESNJ (1.833.939.3765) / 1.315. OUR VETS (1.315.687.8387)
SERVICES PROVIDED: MOVES is structured to provide centralized access to a strong supportive network of comprehensive wrap-around services to encourage and enhance stability for no less than 100 veterans, to include emergency housing assistance, permanent housing through HUD-VASH, case management, behavioral healthcare (individual/group/families), domestic violence, financial literacy, healthcare, health and wellness activities; career placement, supported employment (Job Retention), transportation, legal services, access to childcare and development; linkage to VA Benefits, and more. homelessness.

AGENCY: New Hope Village 4 Veterans
ADDRESS: 60 Evergreen Place, Suite 904
East Orange, NJ 07018
TELEPHONE: (973) 477-7327
SERVICES PROVIDED: Referrals to community agencies that assist veterans with housing. legal services and employment.

AGENCY: Newark Emergency Services for Families
ADDRESS: 982 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
TELEPHONE: 973-639-2100 *268
SERVICES PROVIDED: NESF provides emergency services, workforce development, housing, prisoner re-entry, health, and family development for veterans, re-entry clients and homeless clients in Essex County.

Resource Guide for Homeless Veterans

Have you served in the Armed Forces and are currently experiencing housing instability or homelessness? Call one of the agencies below to help you navigate the service and housing options that may be available to you.

AGENCY: Soldier On
TELEPHONE: 1- (866) 406-8449
SERVICES PROVIDED: SSVF case management program for veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Services include housing assistance, transportation, peer mentoring, temporary financial assistance (where eligible) for rent, security deposits, utilities, moving costs, car repair and storage fees. Referral services to health care, employment, transportation, legal, and credit repair/financial literacy.

AGENCY: Community Hope
TELEPHONE: 1 (855) 483-8466
SERVICES PROVIDED: SSVF Rapid Rehousing and Prevention supportive services provided to veterans who are literally homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Case management services and linkage to legal assistance, employment services, mental health services, transitional shelters, and VA benefits. Temporary financial assistance may be provided in the form of rental assistance, security deposits, utility deposits, moving costs, childcare expenses, transportation assistance, rental arrears and utility arrears. HOPE for Veterans (GPD): (908) 647-5717 ext. 325

AGENCY: Catholic Charities
TELEPHONE: 1 (855) 767–8387
SERVICES PROVIDED: SSVF program aimed at rapidly re-housing homeless veteran and their families and preventing homelessness among veterans at imminent risk of losing their housing. The program provides case management and temporary financial assistance as the needs warranted. SSVF program not only addresses the immediate needs of the household but also the underlying issues that present a risk to housing stability and independence. In addition, we provide outreach, job training and educational supports, advocacy and financial assistance, assistance with moving expenses, childcare, apartment application fees, transportation, broker fees and other cost that directly support the housing stability of low-income veterans.