VA Boston Healthcare System
What is HUD/VASH?
A joint program of HUD Section 8 “Housing Choice” rental assistance vouchers and the VA Boston Healthcare System. This program is administered through Boston Housing Authority and VA BHS’s Healthcare for Homeless Veteran Program.
Who May Be Eligible?
Veterans who are homeless, as defined by the McKinney Act:
An individual (or family group) who lacks a fixed regular and adequate night time residence and who has a primary night time residence that is -
-a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for mentally ill;
-an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to institutionalized; or
-a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
Homeless veterans who are eligible for a full range of VA services.
Homeless veterans who are in need of intensive case management and are willing to accept this as a part of their rehabilitation process.
Homeless veterans or family members who are NOT subject to a lifetime registration under a state sex offender registration program.
Highest priority for this program is for chronically homeless disabled veterans and families (defined as consistently homeless for one year or 4 episodes of homelessness in past 3 years).
Note: The term “homeless” or “homeless individual” does not include any individual imprisoned or otherwise detained pursuant to an Act of Congress or a state law.
For more information call the HUD/VASH Program Hotline at 857-364-4444 or 857-364-4947 or attend a Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Information Session at any of the following locations:
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Causeway Street clinic
2nd and 4th Monday of the month
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
Building 7, Room A-113