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 people 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 in finding and maintaining stable housing and works to end homelessness among veterans throughout Maine. Our team covers all 16 counties in the state and has offices in Portland, Lewiston, and Bangor.
Veteran homelessness is a solveable problem. To learn more about how you can help, visit LandlordsHelp.org.
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 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.
- Housing search and placement
- Case management
- Budget counseling
- Information and referral for entitlements, VA benefits, and programs
- Referrals to employment specialists
- Limited financial assistance
General Eligibility Guidelines
We work with individuals and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. VHS staff will assess each individual situation.
Veterans Housing Services is a partnership between Preble Street and Pine Tree Legal Assistance that is funded by the U.S. Veterans Administration.
Contact & Location
Any family or individual who meets or appears to meet the eligibility guidelines should contact our office. VHS staff will assess each situation.
Toll Free: 1-800-377-5709
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
5 Portland Street, Portland