VASH

Through a cooperative partnership, HUD and the Department of Veterans Affairs provide long-term case management, supportive services and permanent housing support through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program (HUD-VASH).

Eligible homeless veterans receive VA provided case management and supportive services to maintain stability and recovery from physical and mental health, substance use and functional concerns contributing to or resulting from homelessness.

HUD has provided "Housing Choice" Section 8 vouchers designated for HUD-VASH to IHA to assist with their rental payments. The program’s goal includes promoting maximal veteran recovery and independence to sustain permanent housing in the community for the veteran and their family.

This program was designed to address the needs of the most vulnerable homeless veterans. Veterans must be VA Health Care eligible, homeless and participate in case management services in order to obtain and sustain permanent independent community housing.

Landlords interested in leasing their rental units to HUD-VASH Voucher participants may contact the agency’s director to obtain additional information about special lease-up procedures.

Eligibility                    

  • Homeless veterans and their families who are referred to IHA by our partnering VAMCs or CBOCs.
  • Veterans must agree to participate in case management in order to receive a HUD-VASH voucher.
  • HUD-VASH assistance may be terminated if the family refuses, without good cause, to participate in required case management as verified by the VAMC.

Leasing                        

  • Families issued a HUD-VASH voucher have at least 120 days to search for a unit.
  • Families issued a HUD-VASH voucher may move under portability, even if the family did not have legal residency in the jurisdiction of the initial PHA when they applied.    
  • HUD-VASH families may enter into an initial lease with an owner for less than 12 months.
  • HUD-VASH families may live on the grounds of a VAMC in units owned by the VA.