According to the Pew Research Center and the U.S. Census Bureau, 36% of all American households rent their homes. That’s over 44 million homes. These families, many of which include transitioning service members, are the foundation of our communities. We believe that affordable housing is key to reducing Veteran homelessness and ensuring that transitioning service members have a solid start after separating from the military.
Below, you will find guides and resources for finding the housing solution that’s right for you and your family.
If You Need Help With Housing Costs, Know that You’re Not Alone.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has created a helpful tool for finding rental assistance programs in your area. These State and local organizations provide financial relief for struggling renters and landlords.
Learn How VA is Combatting Veteran Homelessness
For those in dire need or are at risk of becoming homeless, the VA offers rent subsidies and access to public housing through HUD-VASH. To get in touch with a HUD-VASH case manager who can determine eligibility, call the VA’s National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at (877) 424-3838. You can also click the link here to learn more about eligibility and how to apply, as well as browse many other VA resources for Veterans struggling with housing.
Arm Yourself With Knowledge - Know Your Rights!
When renting a home, understanding your rights as a tenant is equally important as knowing your responsibilities. The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development has created a helpful directory of tenant rights and resources organized by state, which you can access here.
You can also find privately owned rental properties with reduced rent near you and explore other rental assistance resources here.
The NRD is a database of validated resources that supports recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration for service members, veterans, family members, and caregivers. We strongly encourage you to take a look at this powerful resource!
For most people, buying a home is the largest financial decision they will make in the pursuit of their American dream. Owning a home is an important step toward financial stability that can last for generations. However, first-time buyers may find the process and terminology intimidating. VetCV helps you cut through that confusion and makes the process easy by connecting you to the right resources, right when you need them.
Below, you will find guides and resources for navigating your family’s path to homeownership.
The most powerful resource Veterans have for buying a home is the VA Home Loan. However, there are many myths surrounding the program that make buying a home feel even more complex. That’s why VetCV has put together guides and resources to make sure veterans and their families can utilize all the benefits that they’ve earned.
The Ultimate Guide to Buying Your First Home
If you are considering buying a home but don't know how to get started, then reading this guide will be a great first step. Find out if you are ready to start shopping for a home and what you need to set yourself up for success. Even if you are not quite prepared to begin the process just yet, this free guide has useful knowledge everyone should know.
You Don't Need to Be a Mortgage Expert
If You Know Where to Find One.
If you need guidance navigating your mortgage or home loan, our VetCV Teaming Partner Guaranteed Rate Affinity offers competitively low rates, top-notch customer service, and are VA Home Loan experts.