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Homeless Assistance

Department Of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) - Homeless Assistance By State

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Description: Homelessness assistance programs provide funding to States and local governments and nonprofit providers to serve individuals and families across the United States who are affected by homelessness. Select among the tabs below to learn more about specific programs; application, data collection, and reporting systems; national, state, and local data and reports; and the populations affected by homelessness.

Foundation Communities (Austin,Tx Based)

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm CST

Phone Number: (512) 447-2026




Foundation Communities’ mission is to:

  • Create, own and manage quality affordable housing for working families.


  • Provide supportive housing to homeless and extremely low-income adults and children so they can succeed.


  • Offer onsite learning center programs that help youth and adults increase their educational and economic standing and build a sense of community.


  • Develop innovative asset building tools to help working poor families achieve their financial goals.

 Our Vision:

     Foundation Communities envisions affordable, stable, nurturing homes within communities that foster opportunities for growth and self-sufficiency.

Our Core Values:
     Justice - We believe high quality, affordable, service-enriched housing is a foundation upon which families can build their success. Our communities are homes where families can take pride, improve their lives, and find opportunities to pursue their dreams. 

     Self-Sufficiency - We build community and family assets. Our affordable housing communities, learning centers, and programs are positive neighborhood assets.

     Diversity – We embrace a diverse community that respects the variety of viewpoints, approaches, talents and values. We believe affordable housing should be in all parts of town.

     Mixed Income - We believe strongly in mixed income communities.  We serve individuals and families that have incomes up to 80% of MFI and we have a commitment to very low and extremely low incomes in all of our communities. Geographically, our focus is Austin, Arlington, and Carrollton, Texas.

     Accountability - We hold ourselves accountable for measurable, high impact results. We value innovation and strive to be a model in the community development field. 

     Sustainability - We operate with sound business practices, realistic financial projections, and regular strategic thinking. We develop housing and services that are financially sustainable over the long run yet also depend on charitable support to grow. 

     Entrepreneurship – We act creatively to identify unfilled community needs, investigate new opportunities, and pursue financial resources.

National Coalition For Homeless Veterans



Phone: (877) 332-0334



Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)'s GPD program is offered annually, as funding permits, by VA Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program to fund community agencies providing services to homeless veterans. The purpose is to promote the development and provision of supportive housing and/or services with the goal of helping homeless veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and obtain greater self-determination.

Only programs with supportive housing (up to 24 months) or service centers (offering services such as case management, education, crisis intervention, counseling, services targeted to specialized populations including homeless women veterans, etc.) are eligible for these funds. The program has two levels of funding: the Grant component and the Per Diem component.

Grants: Limit is 65 percent of the costs of construction, renovation or acquisition of a building for use as service centers or transitional housing for homeless veterans. Renovation of VA properties is allowed; acquiring VA properties is not. Recipients must obtain the matching 35 percent share from other sources. Grants may not be used for operational costs, including salaries.

Per Diem: Priority in awarding the Per Diem funds goes to the recipients of grants. Non-grant programs may apply for Per Diem under a separate announcement, when published in the Federal Register, announcing the funding for “Per Diem Only.”

VA Homeless Veterans


More Information:

Toll Free: (877)-424-3838


Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness are strongly encouraged to contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838) for assistance. If Veterans do not have access to a phone or the internet, only then are they to visit their closest VA medical center without calling in advance. VA also urges Veterans who are not homeless or at risk of homelessness to contact their VA medical center before visiting for any reason. These steps are necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Each VA facility has created separate areas or zones to isolate Veterans with possible or confirmed COVID-19 from uninfected patients who need other routine and emergent care. VA is also identifying appropriate quarantine options for Veterans who are homeless to receive treatment if they are symptomatic or screen positive for COVID-19 but are not ill enough for hospital-level care.

Veterans Matter






For the thousands of seriously wounded veterans  in Afghanistan and Iraq, the struggle to overcome the challenges in their lives caused by the injuries and illnesses they sustained in combat is one that must be endured every day.

The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes was established to ensure that in return for the sacrifices they made for us, these wounded veterans and their families receive all the support needed to restore their hope and rebuild their lives.

Founded in 2004 as a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c) (3) organization, the Coalition is among the nation’s leading charities whose donors provide the wounded veterans and families of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn the aid and assistance needed for their long roads to recovery.

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