Veteran Housing and Homeless Prevention
California is home to nearly 2 million veterans, of which, it is estimated that roughly 19,000 are homeless. Through resilient outreach, state-wide collaboratives, strong partnerships, advocacy,
and services for all California veterans, CalVet has established an aggressive and proactive leadership role in the fight to end homelessness. CalVet will significantly decrease, end, and prevent
future chronic homelessness among the veteran population by 2015; aligning ourselves with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ plan to end homelessness.
Homeless Veterans Outreach & Awareness
The tragedy of homelessness among veterans persists, even when the economy is robust and unemployment is low. According to recent studies, unlike their Vietnam counterparts, whose circumstances caused them
to fall into homelessness within 13 years, OIF/OEF Veterans find themselves in a downward spiral towards homelessness within 3 years. CalVet recognizes the need for outreach programs and information
awareness to returning veterans, especially Reserve and National Guard service members, and is working in conjunction with various State and local agencies throughout California to assist veterans’
transition from active duty status.
To find out about housing assistance programs available in your area or for a statewide directory of California homeless service organizations, visit our Resources page
or call (800) 952-5626 , (800) 324-5966 (TDD), or (800) 221-8998 (Outside California).
If you're ready to buy a home, CalVet is here to meet your home financing needs! You will find many features and benefits with a CalVet loan that will save you money and help protect your investment for
We offer competitive market interest rates with low or no down payment that increase your purchasing power and keep your payment down. We have expanded eligibility so that nearly any veteran wanting to
buy a home in California is eligible.
Apply online today! Check your eligibility for CalVet Home Loans, see what loan amount you may qualify for, or
fill out and submit a loan application on the property you have selected.
If you are a veteran and interested in CalVet Loans, the links below are for you:
CalVet Homes provides primary care and services in a home-like environment to our state's aged or disabled veterans in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Our system of eight Veterans homes provide
comprehensive residential and nursing care housing including medical, dental, pharmacy, rehabilitation services and social activities. Residents engage in a wide range of on-site and off-site activities.
Historically, CalVet has cared for veterans, which begins with our admission process and continues with premier care. Additionally, CalVet has several pilot programs that provide intensive therapy and
care to homeless veterans. This enables them to have a stable housing environment. CalVet Homes also provide onsite claim services.
Veterans who are age 55 and above and discharged from active military service under honorable conditions, are eligible to apply for admission. Historically, the age requirement is waived for disabled or
homeless veterans needing care.
CalVet forged partnerships with USDVA and non-profits to meet the needs of the homeless veteran population. CalVet has had an unwavering commitment on providing long-term care housing to homeless veterans.
This effort in 2013 resulted in the following percentage of homeless veterans at the homes: Barstow, 13%; Chula Vista, 5%; Lancaster, 34%; Ventura, 12%; West Los Angeles, 23%; and Yountville, 8%.
If you are a veteran and interested in CalVet Homes, the links below are for you: