Veteran Integration Program
In early 2006, Housing Opportunities of SW Washington (formerly Longview Housing Authority) met with local veteran representatives to establish a plan to assist homeless veterans with housing, supportive services and employment services.
provides housing/rent assistance for homeless veterans and their families in scattered units throughout Cowlitz and Pacific Counties. Participants include individual veterans (both male and female), single parents with children and two parent families. Participant ages range from those in their mid-20’s to those in their late 60’s.
HOSWW also has VASH vouchers available to help homeless veterans find and maintain affordable housing. A Veteran Affairs Casemanger is available by appointment to help veterans with paperwork for the VASH program.
VIP has staff on hand to provide veterans with information for services such as housing, food, employment, education, internet, transportation, health care and many other resources.
Veteran Integration Program (VIP) was developed to break the cycle of homelessness among veterans throughout our region. By partnering with several other agencies, HOSWW is making this possible. Such partnerships include the local VFWs, Disabled American Vets, WorkSource, Veterans Affairs, Partners in Careers, Americorps and many others.