Landlords

Rent to a veteran today! There are subsidies to rent to veterans in Santa Clara County through the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) voucher program or the Supportive Services to Veterans and their Families (SSVF) program.

Any questions about renting to veterans? Contact maureen@destinationhomesv.org or 408-513-8728

Benefits of participating

Gratitude payment
Dependable rental payments:
Consistent payments through rental subsidies
 
Re-renting vacancy gap
 
Connections to veterans seeking housing:
Receive support in finding new tenants
 
 
Control of tenant selection
Control tenant selection:
Landlords can screen and select their tenants
 

 

Supportive Services For Veteran Families (SSVF)

Supportive Services For Veteran Families (SSVF) helps individual veterans and veterans in families, who are currently homeless or at risk of losing their homes, secure and maintain housing. It provides temporary assistance and services to help veterans gain housing stability and promote self-sufficiency.

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Veteran Administration Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH)

The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and local public housing authorities. Under the HUD-VASH program eligible low-income veterans receive a Section 8 rental voucher alongside case management and supportive services from the VA at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.

How does participating in the HUD-VASH Program benefit me?

Participating as a landlord in the HUD-VASH rental subsidy program helps provide critical affordable housing to Santa Clara County veterans in need. As an owner, you will also benefit from reliable monthly rent payments, low vacancy rates, and free annual inspections by the local public housing authority to ensure maximum property upkeep.

Who are my prospective tenants?

Individuals veterans and adult veteran families who:

  • Meet the federal definition of homelessness
  • Were discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable
  • Are eligible for VA health care
  • And are receiving on-going case management services from their local VA medical center (VAMC)

How long does the program last?

  • All tenants with Housing Choice Vouchers, including HUD-VASH, must be annually recertified to ensure that they continue to meet income eligibility requirements. Voucher holders maintain their voucher as long as they remain income eligible, receive ongoing case management from the local VAMC and do not violate HUD-VASH restrictions.
  • Tenants typically enter into an initial lease for 12 months.
  • Tenants contribute approximately 30%-40% of their gross monthly income toward their rent.
  • Most HUD-VASH veterans have vouchers that are tenant based and portable so the tenant retains their HUD-VASH assistance even if they move out of the building.

What is the amount of the rental payments I will receive?

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara (HACSC) Payment for VASH Program is up to:

0 Bedrooms $1,887
1 Bedrooms $2,234
2 Bedrooms $2,774
3 Bedrooms $3,814
4 Bedrooms $4,336
5 Bedrooms $4,986
6 Bedrooms $5,648
7 Bedrooms $6,287
8 Bedrooms $6,937
SRO (Single Room Occupancy) $1,415
(Effective November 1,2018)

I am interested in offering an apartment to the HUD-VASH Program. What are the next steps?

There are folks that can help explain the process and take your rental unit information.

  • You can contact Maureen@destinationhomesv.org to share your rental unit information with organizations helping veterans seeking housing.
  • With any questions about the VA HUD-VASH program, you can contact a VA HUD-VASH housing specialist via email at: rent2vets@va.gov

For more information:

VASH Brochure