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The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) Virginia Veteran and Family Support (VVFS) program is continuing services to Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) as the Commonwealth begins reopening after the COVID-19 shutdowns. We are serving our SMVF population as before but with certain protocols in place to ensure the safety of our staff, clients and community partners. Our Regional offices will be opening at different times across the state but we are continuing to support the needs of eligible individuals by phone/email until all offices have re-opened.

Our staff will be serving the needs of our veterans and their family members by appointment only.  As we re-open offices, we are ensuring all social distancing protocols are in place for the safety of our staff and service members and veteran families.  If as a veteran, you or your family has a need which requires a face-to-face meeting In an urgent or emergency situation, please advise when you speak with the Regional Director or Resource Specialist at the time of initial contact. To determine whether your local office is open, please contact 1-877-285-1299 and your call will be routed to the appropriate region for assistance. Please be sure to state your name, a return phone number, and your location clearly.

 

Housing/Homelessness

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If you are a veteran experiencing homelessness, please contact the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Hotline at 1-877-424-3838 (1-877-4AID-VET) or dial 211, available 24/7 (resources for Veterans in need and service providers)

VA Homeless Veterans Services

National Resource Directory links to various homeless services

National Resource Directory links to housing services (including home loan information and accessible housing search options

Department of Housing and Urban Development Homeless and Housing (including foreclosure assistance) Resources

Department of Housing and Urban Development affordable apartment search engine

HopeNow homeowner counseling, foreclosure resources (including military specific programs)

VA Home Loans

Virginia Fair Housing Office:

  • http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/FairHousing/
  • Fair Housing Month will be marked by an array of activities that enhance the public’s awareness of their fair housing rights and promote the nation’s commitment to end housing discrimination. Please join your local communities in their efforts to ensure that safe and equitable housing is available to all.

Regional Fair Housing Training Events:

Virginia Housing Search:

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Housing Programs:

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