Avoiding Homelessness for Veterans With Unmet Needs

Temporary Financial Assistance Grants Can Prevent Veterans Homelessness

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Unmet Needs Program offers temporary financial assistance grants for eligible expenses related to homelessness prevention.

The financial assistance includes payments:

  1. to creditors for mortgage,
  2. rent,
  3. vehicle expenses,
  4. utilities,
  5. food and
  6. clothing.

The VFW writes that the premise of the Unmet Needs Program is that “We understand the challenges veterans, service members and military families can face and believe that experiencing financial difficulties should not be one of them.”

Unmet Needs is there to help America’s military families who have run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other military-related activity or injury. The program provides financial aid of up to $5,000 to assist with basic life needs in the form of a grant -not a loan- so no repayment is required. To further ease the burden, we pay the creditor directly.

Since the program’s inception, Unmet Needs has distributed over $6 million in assistance to more than 4,000 qualified military families, with nearly half of those funds going directly toward basic housing needs.

The VFW works with the mission to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.

Its vision is to ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.

Financial Assistance Eligibility Criteria

Apply for Financial Assistance Eligibility

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