Veteran Services Program
Housing for Homeless provides special support for our veterans with its Housing for Homeless Veterans Program. Working closely with the Veterans Administration this program, like the civilian program, provides homes for veterans and disabled veterans. For able veterans there is a transitional housing program where veterans can stay for up to two years, work with a Case Manager and other agencies to identify problems that contribute to their situation, and find effective solutions. For disabled veterans there are additional services, and veterans can remain in their home for a long as they wish.
The services provided to all program participants by ourselves or other agencies include:
- Job placement
- Case management
- Substance abuse
- Mental health issues
- Applying for disability
- Permanent housing
- Veterans will also have an opportunity to learn life skills such as cooking, cleaning, and balancing a check book.
- The Veterans Program also partners with the Veterans Clinic in Viera to provide mental health and medical services.
Areas where we offer additional support that is available from partner agencies include:
Criteria for Admission.
A veteran must be homeless with confirming documentation from an organization like the Veteran’s Administration, law enforcement, Salvation Army, shelters, churches, etc. Applicant must produce identification such as driver’s license, DD 214, Social security card, birth certificate, or state identification card, and for disabled veterans, proof of disability.
The Housing for Homeless Veterans Program offers residences for veterans in properties throughout Brevard County. As well as individual homes, the Program also offers the following multi-unit accommodations:
Tropic Hammock is an apartment complex for Veterans and their families. The program serves up to 33 veterans in small home settings. Ten, large beautiful two and three bedroom apartments are located in lush landscaping that is a wonderful place for families to enjoy barbecues and get together. Rents are adjusted to a family's income. What a great place to live!
Victory Village provides permanent affordable homes for disabled veterans . Nestled in large oaks, Victory Village is a sanctuary for healing and renewal. Two of the four properties in the Village are duplex units for a total of six homes.
Residents are graduates of the Housing for Homeless Veterans Transitional Housing Program who are valuable contributors to their community and fellow veterans in need.