Housing Assistance & Help for Homeless Veterans
U.S. VETS: Supportive Services to Veteran Families
Program offers temporary assistance to at-risk, low-income families in an effort to keep them from becoming homeless. This grant program is designed to house these at-risk families as quickly as possible by providing legal counseling and financial aid for rent, utilities, moving costs, childcare and bus transportation, employment assistance and benefits counseling.
Participants in the program can also receive assistance in obtaining Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits covering such things as health care and disability payments.
PO Box 75329
Kapolei, HI 96707
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
VA Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program
The mission of the Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System Homeless Program is to help mentally and physically ill Veterans and their families abandon homelessness on the streets, beaches and parks to rejoin life as productive citizens. This is accomplished by conducting outreach to those who are not currently receiving services and engage them in treatment of rehabilitative services. The provision of a continuum of services includes outreach services, emergency shelter, food, case management, Grant and Per Diem Program, veterans benefits assistance, peer support, transportation assistance, crisis counseling, employment development programs, medical care and HUD/VASH housing support.
If you are a Veteran who has lost your home, VA can help you get back on your feet. Contact VA’s National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) to speak to a trained VA responder. The hotline and online chat are free and neither VA registration nor enrollment in VA healthcare is required to use either service.
Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center
459 Patterson Road
Honolulu, HI 96819
808-433-0600 | 800-214-1306
Honolulu VA, Veterans Benefits Office: Homeless Program Coordinator
459 Patterson Road, E-Wing
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone Direct: 808-433-0335 or 808-433-0428
U.S. VETS: Homeless Veterans’ Services
Private non-profit organization providing housing, employment and counseling services to our nation’s veterans, the men and women from all branches of the armed forces who have served their county from World War II to the current conflict in Afghanistan.
U.S.VETS personnel go into the local community to find homeless veterans and guide them to crucial services that might help alleviate the challenges they face as a result of their homelessness. The range of services includes housing and employment assistance, as well as access to veterans’ benefits and treatment for mental and physical health problems and substance abuse.
PO Box 75329
Kapolei, HI 96707
Main Line: 808-682-9000
Veterans Seeking Housing: 808.630.0771
Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance: 808.330.5566
Veterans Seeking Other Services: 808.286.5867
Volunteer Opportunities: 808.271.7022
In-Kind or Goods Donations: 808.271.7022
Institute for Human Services
I.H.S. Veterans Resources Coordination program works with the Department of Veterans Affairs in coordinating access to veterans resources and have built an established client referral support system. This has become a scheduled staple of outreach services to confront the complex needs of our urban homeless veteran population. Veterans drop in services are offered every Monday at 8:00 am at the men’s shelter on 350 Sumner Street for any veteran to meet with a VA representative and shelter Veteran Resources Coordinator. Shuttle service to the VA is also provided at the request of the veteran.
IHS remains the only 24-hour walk-in, emergency shelter on Oahu and continues to provide a full range of services to men, women, and families with children who are homeless or are in danger of becoming homeless. The agency operates two facilities in Honolulu. The Sumner Service Center, located at 350 Sumner Street, is capable of housing up to 200 men each night, while the Kaaahi Service Center, located at 546 Ka’aahi Street, serves up to 100 single women in addition to 23-27 families, which can include as many as 60 children. The agency strives to be ADA compliant and makes reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.
- Veterans Resources Coordinator: 808-447-2916
- Kaaahi Service Center: 808-447-2800
- Sumner Service Center: 808-447-2900
- Kaamahu Service Center: 808-447-2862
- Case Management Services: 808-447-2911
Catholic Charities Hawai‘i, Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Help for homeless veterans and those at risk of homelessness and their families achieve housing stability by providing resources that help them become or remain permanently housed.
Clarence T. C. Ching Campus
1822 Ke‘eaumoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Resources for Obtaining a VA Loan for Water Catchment Homes
As many as 60,000 homes in Hawai‘i rely on rainwater catchment systems for drinking water. From 2011 to 2014, tremendous obstacles prevented Hawaiʻi’s veterans from purchasing a home with their VA benefits simply because the only available water source for these homes was a rainwater catchment system. If you are a veteran seeking to purchase a home served by a rainwater catchment system, call our office at (808) 541-1986 for assistance about how you can qualify for a loan guarantee.