The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers various ways from which veterans may get help with their housing needs, depending on the situation they are currently in. We have listed a few programs and organizations that these veterans may find useful in terms of housing help and financial assistance.

For veterans who are planning to buy a home, there are home loans that they can avail of which may not require private mortgage insurance. These may include the no-downpayment purchase loans.

For home owners who are having trouble making payments on existing VA home loans, they can refinance it using the IRRRL (Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan).

For veterans with medical or age-related issues who prefer to continue living independently, it is important that they are provided the health care that they need in their current home. This concern is also addressed by the VA.

To know more about this, you can call the VA Health Care Benefits number at 1-877-222-8387. You can also contact the VA medical center near your current area.

For older veterans who are looking a new place or environment to live in, they can visit the Armed Forces Retirement Home’s (AFRH) website. The AFRH runs retirement communities located in Washington DC and Gulfport, MI which are complete with facilities and services. These services include assisted living, as well as skilled care. For interested parties who want to know more about these communities, contact the AFRH.

Help for the Homeless

There are a lot of local agencies that provide resources for veterans and their families who have no place to call their home. These agencies, as well, give necessary information to veterans about housing and their other needs such as food, health care and services especially tapered for them.

Each state also has human service or social service agencies. These services are responsible in enabling veterans obtain financial assistance. In other cases, these human or social services offer referrals to local community organizations which help them obtain further support if needed.

Veterans and their families can also check the to help them identify loans they can avail, to get financial aid, and to determine the other benefits they can get from the federal government. This same site can also tell them if they are eligible for these programs/loans mentioned above, how and where they can apply if they are indeed eligible.