Hard to believe but in 2007, the US Veteran Affairs Department reported about 196,000 veterans are homeless on a given night!
A joint Supported Housing Program with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veteran Affairs provides permanent housing and ongoing case management treatment services for homeless veterans who would not be able to live independently without the support of case management. HUD's Section 8 Voucher Program has designated over 10,000 vouchers for veterans who are homeless. This program allows veterans to live in veteran selected apartment units with a “Housing Choice” voucher. These vouchers are portable so that veterans can live in communities served by their VA medical facility where case management services can be provided. HUD- VASH services include outreach and case management to ensure integration of services and continuity of care. This program enhances the ability of the VA to serve homeless women veterans, as well as other targeted homeless veterans, and their immediate families. Evaluation of an earlier similar program indicates that this approach significantly reduces days of homelessness for veterans and most veteran participants remained permanently housed.
Amazingly, these homeless veterans with the vouchers worth up to $1,000/month, often can't find a landlord who will rent them a place. Create a facility for them and have a government guaranteed rental income IN PERPETUITY.