IF YOU ARE A VETERAN IN NEED OF RENT OR HOUSING ASSISTANCE, ENDEAVORS CAN HELP!
The CARES Act has provided funding to the Department of Veterans Affairs to financially assist Veterans who have become unemployed during the COVID-19 crisis. These funds will provide aid Veterans who are struggling to pay rent or are facing or are at-risk of homelessness.
What To Expect
- No charge. The goal of the program is to assist Veterans who may be vulnerable to falling into
debt or becoming homeless.
- Financial assistance for qualifying Veterans
- Access to emergency housing (hotels, voluntary quarantining, etc) as needed
- Relief of rental debt burden
- A completely confidential process
Who We Support
Low-income Veterans and their families who have been impacted financially by
- Veterans must be low-income (under 50% area median gross income) and must have served in the active
- Veterans and families must have outstanding payments on rent, are currently homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless
(e.g. potential loss of residency due to nonpayment of rent, fleeing domestic violence, loss of
income due to COVID-19 crisis, etc.)
- Veterans cannot have a dishonorable discharge or bad conduct with general court-martial.
How to Apply:
Please email or call Endeavors and have the following information available:
- Personal information including your Social Security number, birth date, home address, email
address (optional), and phone number.
- Work start and end dates
- Recall date (if you were laid off but have a set date to return to work)
- Proof of household income below 50% of Area Median Income
- Proof of Veteran Status (Statement of Service, DD214 OR VAMC card)
- Check Stubs
- Income documentation—Most recent VA, Social Security award letter
- Ledger of arrears or documentation showing late status on rent
What to expect after you apply:
- Endeavors will review your application and confirm the details of your application with you.
- A case manager will be assigned and will work with the veteran to stabilize housing.
- If there is a question of eligibility, Endeavors may request more information from you.
Q: How are granted funds used?
- If approved, financial assistance is available on a case by case limited basis for Veteran
homeless prevention. Case management services identify the unique needs of each Veteran and
financial requests are made by the Case Manager on behalf of the Veteran within the guidelines
and limitations of the VA.
Q: What areas of Texas qualify for this program?
- Endeavors Supportive Services for Veterans and their Families program currently serves 80 counties through ten locations, including Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Kerrville, Killeen, McAllen, San Antonio, Texas City, and Waco.
Q: Who is Endeavors?
- Endeavors serves people in need and in immediate crisis, through our personalized case
- Since its founding in 1969, Endeavors has helped over 16,000 Veterans and their families every
year to obtain a safer place to sleep at night, connect with resources for employment
opportunities, and access mental health services.
Q: What does the Supportive Services for Veterans and their Families at Endeavors (SSVF) offer?
- The Endeavors Supportive Services for Veterans program rapidly re-houses and prevents homelessness among eligible Veterans
and their families.
- Endeavors offers emergency financial assistance (such as short-term emergency housing, rent,
utility payment, etc.) and one-on-one case management services (such as obtaining VA benefits
and services, offering resources to mental health and substance abuse programs, and other public
- Additional services may include referrals to community resources such as financial counseling, legal assistance, employment assistance and other services as needed.
Who can I contact for more information?
Corpus Christi: (361) 356-3649
Texas City: (409) 572-9320
Dallas: (214) 932-6276
Fort Worth: (817) 537-5370
Killeen: (254) 314-8464
Waco: (254) 218-4455
Kerrville: (830) 323-0023
San Antonio: (210) 469-9664
El Paso: (915) 308-9760
This article was funded by a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The opinions, findings, and conclusions stated herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.