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.
- House veteran families
- Prevent homelessness for veteran families who are low income and at risk of homelessness
- Provide case management needed to maintain stable housing
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.
- 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 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 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.