Veterans in Henderson, Nevada have a variety of housing options available to them. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated nearly 38,000 “Housing Choice” Section 8 “Housing Choice” coupons across the country. These coupons allow veterans and their families to live in rental units at market rates, while the VA provides case management services. A housing grant is paid to the landlord on behalf of the participating veteran, who then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.
In addition to these vouchers, there are seven senior housing communities for veterans in Henderson, NV. US, VETS Las Vegas opened in 2001 and operates two residential facilities and a community support office. The Las Vegas branch operates more than 330 transitional and permanent housing beds and provides employment services through a workforce program that helps more than 110 veterans return to employment each year. More than 400 veterans' homes receive rapid rehousing and homelessness prevention services each year.
Veterans looking for housing should contact Giovanni Lomagno to learn about US, VETS Las Vegas' Transition in Place program for transitional housing, Supportive Housing Program (SHP) for permanent housing opportunities, or their supportive services program for families of veterans. This program helps low-income families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to find safe transitional or permanent housing and affordable. VA-sponsored programs for homeowners are also available. Veterans who need employment assistance or professional advice should contact Rashida Williams to request information about US, VETS Las Vegas' Career Center and career counseling services.
This program is designed to help veterans translate their military experience into civilian employment opportunities. US, VETS Las Vegas also offers free mental health services such as individual and group counseling, as well as substance use treatment, to eligible veterans who need them. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is a 501(c)(non-profit) organization governed by a 23-member board of directors that provides resources and technical assistance to a national network of community service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency housing and supportive support, food, health services, job training, and placement assistance, legal assistance and case management to hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year. The Nevada Housing Division (NHD), a division of the Department of Business and Industry, was created by the Nevada Legislature in 1975 to address the shortage of safe, decent and sanitary housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) continues to work in partnership with leading nonprofit organizations in Nevada that care for people who are homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless. NDVS Veterans Service (VSO) officers help guide veterans to apply for work benefits such as compensation, pension, education, vocational and rehabilitation training, employment, mortgage loans, health care, and burial benefits. Homelessness among female veterans is expected to increase as an increasing number of women in the military are reintegrated into their communities as veterans. Detentions are part of the Department of Veterans Affairs efforts to provide services to homeless veterans.
The NDVS has compiled a list of resources and updates on COVID-19 for residents of Southern Nevada which includes information on the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley as an option for Nevadans living in the north.