Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

The “Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing” (HUD-VASH)Program provides permanent housing subsidies and case management services to homeless veterans with mental and addictive disorders through a collaboration of the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veteran Affairs. A total of 580 HUD-VASH vouchers have been awarded to the Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) to date. 

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

·         Veterans must meet the McKinney Act definition of homelessness to be eligible for the program.

·         Veterans who are appropriate for this program must be VA health care eligible Veterans. Long Beach VA Medical center makes this determination.

·         All regulatory requirements for Housing Choice Vouchers apply to HUD-VASH.

·         OCHA will not have authority to maintain a waiting list or apply local preferences for HUD-VASH Housing Vouchers.

·         Veterans must need case management services in order to obtain and sustain independent community housing.

·         Eligible candidates are expected to participate in case management and utilize the support services, treatment recommendations and assistance needed to successfully maintain recovery and sustain housing in the community.

·         Case management is a requirement for participation in the HUD-VASH voucher program.


Who should you call?


For further information about eligibility, please contact Long Beach Medical Center
at (562) 826-8000 ext 2054 or OCHA staff, Leticia Hernandez at: (714) 480-2746.