According to a recent report from HUD and the Department of Veterans Affairs, while homeless veterans are not likely to be women, female veterans are more likely than female non-veterans to become homeless.
Women veterans can face unique challenges when leaving the service, in addition to those challenges faced by male veterans, that can be a factor in their becoming homeless. Contributing factors to instability include being a single parent, or military sexual trauma, which is experienced by one in five female service members.
As a part of its commitment to ending veteran homelessness, the VA has special resources for women veterans. These resources address the physical and mental health needs of women veterans and their families. VA also works with HUD to provide housing to all veterans through special housing vouchers just for them.
If you or someone you love is a veteran who is homeless or at risk of homelessness, there are resources available to you. Visit the VA homelessness resources website or access to VA services 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline, toll-free, at 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838).
My husband and I are homeless, we called the VA hotline and no one answered so we left a message. 12 hours later no call back so we called again and where given a number to someone who was on vacation. Long and the short…3 weeks later we are still living in a Ford Fiesta and have been waiting 2 weeks for a local organization to assist us. HUD Vash has no more vouchers so we must use local resources. We have provided all documentation required and where told it normally takes 4 to 6 weeks to process even if you are on the streets. When my husband signed his contract payable to the US Government up to and including his life clearly that sacrifice is trivial to the VA administration. My husband always responded to his countries need for help, where are they when we need help? Oh..that’s right thanks for the 800 number no one answers.