Veteran Integration Program
Since 2006, Housing Opportunities of SW Washington (formerly Longview Housing Authority) has worked closely with Veteran Affairs to assist homeless veterans with housing and supportive services.
Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) funded by the Dept. of Commerce) provides housing/rent assistance for homeless veterans and their families in scattered units throughout Cowlitz County. Participants include individual veterans (both male and female), single parents with children and two parent families. VIP staff provides these housed veterans with individualized case management and referrals for additional services including food, employment, education, internet, transportation, health care, treatment plans and many other resources.
The Veteran Integration Program (VIP) was developed to break the cycle of homelessness among veterans throughout our region. By partnering with several other agencies, HOSWWA is making this possible. Partnerships include VFW, Disabled American Vets, WorkSource, Veteran Affairs, Partners in Careers, Americorps and many others.
HOSWWA 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.