Information Resources for Housing and Homelessness

Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans and Families

Details the mental health services Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals and clinics offer for veterans and their families and describes the VHA guiding principles for mental healthcare. Discusses the resources available for veterans and family members, and instructions on locating mental healthcare facilities and providers, including suicide prevention services and telemedicine visits. Covers treatment options for common mental health concerns, such as depression, substance abuse, and post traumatic stress disorder. Offers information on specific programs available to veterans with special needs, including women, those experiencing homelessness, veterans involved with the criminal justice system, and seniors.

Sponsor: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
HUD Exchange

Serves as an information clearinghouse on all U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs and policy areas related to housing development, community and economic development, housing assistance, homelessness, supportive housing and services, and more. Provides online training, policy guidance, toolkits, and other resources to help community partners utilize HUD programs. Offers program support and technical assistance, as well as data and profiles of organizations that receive HUD funding.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD Exchange Rural Gateway

Serves as an information clearinghouse on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, services, resources, tools, and training to support housing and economic development in rural and underserved areas, including tribal populations and veterans. Offers individual technical assistance and peer learning opportunities. Includes detailed case studies of successful programs and information on rural programs HUD previously funded. Provides links to HUD resources and information in support of community responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sponsor: Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development
SAMHSA Homelessness Programs and Resources

Offers a collection of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) programs and resources designed to prevent and end homelessness among men, women, youth, and families with mental illness or substance use disorders (SUDs). Includes grant programs and services as well as publications, videos, and webinars on behavioral health treatment, employment assistance, case management, homelessness, trauma, and more.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
USDA Rural Housing Service

Provides information on programs, loans, grants, and loan guarantees to build or improve single- and multi-family housing and essential community facilities in rural areas. Focuses on investments that encourage economic development and improve the the quality of life for rural residents. Examples of essential community facilities include child care and community centers; facilities for fire and police; hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes; schools and libraries; and vehicles and equipment for first responders.

Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)