Upholding The Law
EverStar Realty accepts veterans VASH vouchers through our property management services. We work with veterans in finding housing. We are careful to continually keep abreast of the current laws and regulations. This has awarded us the AMO certification. This certification is awarded for demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism, financial performance and ethics. We are the only property management company in the region with this distinguished accreditation.
VASH stands for Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing. This is a federal program for supporting veterans with disabilities. HUD.gov states, “The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.”
Veterans interested in the program can contact their local Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VMAC) case manager. The Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center is located at 825 Jadwin Ave., Ste. 250 in the Federal Building in Richland. Their number is 509-946-1020.
The program serves veterans who need support services to maintain independent housing. This includes homeless veterans with children, homeless veterans with disabilities, homeless women veterans, and homeless OIF/OEF veterans.
In order to qualify, the veteran must be eligible for VA health care. They must currently be homeless. They also need to meet income guidelines, and have an active role in participating with the case manager working towards specific goals.
HUD also has a list of resources for homeless individuals including shelter, assistance and housing, domestic violence, avoiding foreclosure, help with utility bills, food banks, and legal assistance among others.
Further Veteran and Homeless Resources: