Veterans Assisted Supportive Housing (VASH)
The HUD-VASH program is a partnership between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide case management, supportive services, and subsidized housing vouchers for eligible homeless Veterans.
Locally HUD-VASH Vouchers are administered by Oak Ridge Housing Authority. Oak Ridge Housing Authority has 35 vouchers that can be used in the city limits of Oak Ridge and 10 miles outside of Oak Ridge, but not in Knox County.
Ongoing case management is provided by social work staff from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The HUD-VASH program allows eligible Veterans to obtain safe, affordable, accessible, permanent housing in a location of their choice. The primary goal of the program is to help move Veterans and their families out of homelessness.
A key component of the program is case management provided by VA social workers. Program participants formulate treatment plans with their social workers and receive ongoing support to attain their goals. Referrals are also made to additional community-based supports.
Contact the Veterans Affairs office at 865-670-2369 for more information.