The Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Continuum program is a partnership between DVS and the New York City Housing Authority that creates paths to permanent housing for disconnected veterans and their families.
In New York City, 30-40% of veterans without permanent housing are not eligible for VA vouchers. These disconnected veterans had remained in limbo in municipal and nonprofit facilities – for over a year on average – unable to be connected to resources for housing. Once provided a VASH Continuum voucher and given DVS peer to peer support, these veterans are able to find permanent, affordable housing. This program has been especially successful in assisting female veterans who are disproportionately disconnected to services, and senior veterans who have made up 41% of the applicants to date.
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a housing allowance for service members assigned to permanent duty within the United States.