The following resources are for veterans seeking useful information on things like housing, employment, job training, and other topics.
If you are homeless, or are facing homelessness
- The first step – start with the Department of Veterans Affairs: Homeless Veterans Services and Resources
- If you’re in need of housing: here’s a list of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ most recent grant recipients of Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. These organizations primarily focus on housing for low-income families. 2016 SSVF organizations (they are broken down by state on the left hand column).
- Information on the VA’s Mortgage Guaranty Program, emergency assistance for homeless veterans, foreclosure prevention, and individual state assistance programs, this Guide to VA Housing Benefits: by moneygeek.com is an extremely useful tool.
- If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, and are still in need, visit the National Resource Directory’s comprehensive list of vital government and non-government assistance programs for veterans in need
If you need a job, but aren’t sure you have the necessary skills
- Information on Vocational Rehab thru VetSuccess.
- Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) – Find your nearest VETS rep by state
- Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP)
Preparing for a civilian job
- You know your military experience can be applicable to many civilian jobs, but how do you communicate that? Check out this Military Skills Translator
- Resume Writing Tips for Veterans
- Important tips for job interviews