Veterans Housing Services

Too many veterans stay in Maine homeless shelters. Others sleep in abandoned buildings or in the woods because they have no home. They are this nation’s forgotten heroes – the men and women who once proudly served in a military uniform. Yet many will experience the ravages of homelessness.

Ending Homelessness Among Veterans

Preble Street Veterans Housing Services (VHS) assists veterans and their families to find and maintain stable housing and works to end homelessness among veterans throughout Maine. Our team covers all 16 counties in Maine and has offices in Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, and Machias.

VHS Goals

 

Knowing that success depends on public and private partnerships and compassionate communities, the VHS program is a collaborative effort of Preble Street with Pine Tree Legal Assistance, funded by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families.

Offering Increased Opportunities for Veterans

VHS provides services and supports needed to overcome barriers in finding and maintaining housing. These supports may include case management, intensive housing counseling and direct financial assistance for security deposits, first month’s rent, and utility fees.

Veterans have answered the call to serve our nation in a way few Americans ever will, and they deserve the full measure of our support.

Services Provided

  • Housing search and placement
  • Case management
  • Budget counseling
  • Information and referral for entitlements, VA benefits and programs
  • Referrals to employment specialists
  • Outreach
  • Limited financial assistance

General Eligibility Guidelines

We work with individuals and the families of those who have served in the military and are experiencing housing instability. Certain conditions apply.

For more information, contact the VHS office by phone at 207-956-6556 or 1-800-377-5709 (Toll Free), or email vhs@preblestreet.org. VHS staff will assess each individual situation.

Our Partners

Veterans Housing Services is a partnership between Preble Street and Pine Tree Legal Assistance that is funded by the U.S. Veterans Administration.