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Helping Homeless Veterans
The Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness
[Photo: HUD Kentucky staff encourages an end to veteran homelessness]
HUD Kentucky staff encourages an end to veteran homelessness.

The goal of the Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness is a national initiative to have all homeless veterans housed by close of 2015.

To date, nearly 200 local officials in Kentucky have accepted the challenge to end veteran homelessness in their communities. Find out who they are here.

If you are a local elected official and want to sign on to the challenge, please email the HUD Kentucky Acting Field Office Director Kristine Foye today! We would love to add your community to our growing list of supporters who wish to end veteran homelessness throughout the Commonwealth. Together we can make it happen!

If you are a homeless veteran, please consider the following resources for finding housing and supportive services:

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) - provides professional help to veterans in obtaining and using all the federal and state benefits to which they are entitled. KDVA never charges a fee to veterans for help in filing claims for veteran benefits.

HUD-VASH Vouchers, which are for chronically homeless veterans including family members.

Other Low-Income Rental Resources (Be sure to ask if the housing authority or property offers a preference for homeless veterans.)

Kentucky Housing Corporation Guide to Homeless Agencies/Services is a county resource directory of homeless services or you may contact Anne Rose at (800) 633-8896 ext. 259.

Veterans Emerging Towards Transition (VETT) Vouchers are housing vouchers being provided to homeless veterans within the 87 counties served by Kentucky Housing Corporation. For more information, click on the link or please call (502) 564-9946.

Louisville Coalition for the Homeless - Bed Referral: (502) 637-2337

Lexington Office of Homeless Prevention and Intervention - Bed Referral: 211

Other Resources