The resources featured above are programs that try to meet the basic shelter needs for eligible active duty military members. veterans, and their families by providing temporary shelter in emergency situations, home improvement programs, housing location assistance and variety of housing alternatives. For related housing/shelter programs, click on the links below.
First Time Home Buyer Home Loans - Programs that provide low interest down payment/closing costs loans and/or home purchase loans for people with low incomes who are purchasing a home or a condominium for the first time. These loan programs generally require that the property be used as a primary residence; allow lower down payments, assistance with closing costs and alternative credit; and often require participation in home buyer training classes.
Home Buyer/Home Purchase Counseling - Programs that help people who want to purchase a home evaluate their readiness for homeownership, shop for housing that meets their needs, resolve potential credit problems, analyze specific home purchase offers, obtain a mortgage loan with advantageous interest rates and an affordable monthly payment, and complete the paperwork to close the loan and complete the sale. Also included are programs that provide assistance for people who want to refinance a home.
Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Services - Programs that provide assistance for people who need to do routine maintenance on their homes or make minor repairs.
Home Purchase/Mortgage Refinance Loans - Programs that provide loans for people who want to buy their own homes or arrange refinancing of their mortgages.
Homeless Drop-In Centers - Centers where homeless people can spend time during the day or evening. Services may include counseling and/or medication monitoring on a formal or informal basis; personal hygiene supplies; facilities for showering, shaving, napping, laundering clothes, making necessary telephone calls or attending to other personal needs; and other basic supportive services.
Homeless Shelters - Programs that provide a temporary place to stay (usually three days to two weeks), generally in dormitory-style facilities with very little privacy, for people who have no permanent housing. Also included are programs that provide motel vouchers for people who are homeless.
Housing Search and Information Programs - Assist to find and select available purchasable or rental housing, commercial lost and/or residential lots which meet their individual needs.
Moving Assistance Programs - Provide assistance for moving from one residence to another who are moving their homes form one location to another. See also: Relocation Assistance.
Rent Payment Assistance - Programs that make rental payments for people who are at risk of eviction without assistance. Rent payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
Supportive Housing Programs - Provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living.
Transitional Housing/Shelter - Programs that provide extended shelter and supportive services for homeless individuals and/or families with the goal of helping them live independently and transition into permanent housing. Some programs require that the individual/family be transitioning from a short-term emergency shelter. The length of stay varies considerably by program.
Veteran Home Loans - Programs that assist veterans who want to purchase or construct a home by issuing GI loans which feature moderate interest rates, no down payment, a long repayment period, and the right to pay all or a portion or the loan in advance without penalty.
Veteran Homes - Programs that provide care on an ambulatory self-care basis for veterans who are limited by age or illness and are not in need of acute hospitalization or skilled nursing services in situations where care in a home setting is either not available or unsuitable.
Weatherization Programs - Programs that provide assistance in the form of labor and supplies to help people improve the energy efficiency of their homes and protect them from the elements. The program provides ceiling insulation, attic venting, double glazed windows, weather-stripping, minor housing envelope repairs, low-flow showerheads, evaporative cooler vent covers, water heater blankets, pipe wrap, duct wrap, switch and outlet gaskets, caulking, and other related energy conservation measures. Weatherization programs may have age, income, disability or other eligibility requirements.