Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
HVRP is a proven, successful program that gets homeless veterans off the street and back to being productive members of society. WDVA provides HVRP-Urban services to Veterans in the Puget Sound Region of King, Kitsap, Mason,Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Yakima, Spokane, Stevens, Pend O'reille, Ferry, Stevens, Grant, Adams, Lincoln, and Whitman Counties.
The HVRP offers a structured, individually designed case management plan to assist veterans become employable and secure.
Program Services include:
Immediate needs – food, clothing, transportation, and access to shelter;
Outreach to homeless veterans providers;
Employability needs and skills assessment;
Job readiness services, including transitional housing assistance, basic skills training, therapeutic work, résumé
development and employment opportunity referrals; and
30, 60, 90, 180, and 270-day job retention follow-up.
To be eligible for participation under HVRP, an individual must be a veteran and homeless as defined:
The term “veteran” means a person who served in the active US military, naval, or air service and who were discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
[Reference 38 USC 101 (2)]
The term "homeless or homeless individual"
(1) an individual or family who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence;
(2) an individual or family with a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, including a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station, airport, or camping ground;
(3) an individual or family living in a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designated to provide temporary living arrangements (including hotels and motels paid for by Federal, State, or local government programs for low-income individuals or by charitable organizations, congregate shelters, and transitional housing);
(4) an individual who resided in a shelter or place not meant for human habitation and who is exiting an institution where he or she temporarily resided;
(5) an individual or family who—
(A) will imminently lose their housing, including housing they own, rent, or live in without paying rent, are sharing with others, and rooms in hotels or motels not paid for by Federal, State, or local government programs for low-income individuals or by charitable organizations, as evidenced by—
(i) a court order resulting from an eviction action that notifies the individual or family that they must leave within 14 days;
(ii) the individual or family having a primary nighttime residence that is a room in a hotel or motel and where they lack the resources necessary to reside there for more than 14 days; or
(iii) credible evidence indicating that the owner or renter of the housing will not allow the individual or family to stay for more than 14 days, and any oral statement from an individual or family seeking homeless assistance that is found to be credible shall be considered credible evidence for purposes of this clause;
(B) has no subsequent residence identified; and
(C) lacks the resources or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing [42 U.S.C. 11302 (a)]