Affordable Housing for Veterans

Today over 37,000 veterans are homeless in the United States, while policy solutions exist to expand our affordable housing stock and provide service-enriched affordable housing centered on veterans’ needs. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) is one key solution to help address the vast and growing need for affordable homes for our nation’s heroes. Since 1986, the Housing Credit has served as our country’s primary tool to finance the production and preservation of affordable housing, resulting in 3.3 million affordable homes. Broadly supported, bipartisan legislation would expand and strengthen the Housing Credit, helping us to ensure all our veterans have access to safe, stable and affordable homes.

Hear from veterans who live in Housing Credit properties, see support from members of Congress, and explore examples of affordable housing for veterans across the country, below.

Tom and Dave, residents of St. Michael's Haven, Walla Walla, WA. PC: WSHFC

37,085

veterans experienced homelessness on any given night in 2019

660,000+

low-income veterans spend more than half their income on rent

8%

of adults experiencing homelessness are U.S. Military veterans

Veteran Resident Stories

Residents of Victory Park, Lincoln, NE

Residents of Woda Cooper Companies Homes

Veteran Resident, Gerald Hurt

Veteran Nathan and Davina, Part 1

Veteran Resident, Ricky Fitzpatrick

Veteran Nathan and Davina, Part 2

Veteran Resident, Bill Marinelli

Travis Street Plaza, Houston, TX

Support from Members of Congress

How the Housing Credit Serves Veterans

Victory Park Veterans Residence

Lincoln, NE

Valor Pointe

Boise, ID

Liberty Landing

Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

Hope Manor Joliet

Joliet, IL

Patriot Place Apartments

Las Vegas, NV

Lincoln Apartments

Indianapolis, IN

Bastion Community of Resilience

New Orleans, LA

Silver Star Apartments

Battle Creek, MI

Freedom’s Path Hines I & II

Hines, IL

More Examples of Housing Credit Properties for Veterans

How can we serve more veterans?

There is a vast and growing need for affordable homes in the United States. Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, nearly 11 million renter households, including over 660,000 veterans, were spending more than half of their income on rent. Today, millions of workers have lost their livelihoods or had their wages reduced due to the crisis, and many impacted renters are likely to become housing cost-burdened if they were not already.

By expanding and strengthening the Housing Credit, we could serve even more low-income households across the country. The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, bipartisan legislation supported by over half the House of Representatives and 40 percent of the Senate, could provide over 610,000 additional affordable homes, and would make changes to the program to more effectively serve formerly homeless and other special needs populations. Additional Housing Credit provisions are also needed in response to the COVID-19 crisis. To learn more about our the AHTCC’s priorities, click here, and contact us to get involved.