Thank you for your interest in renting to veterans using housing vouchers, known as HUD VASH. You may be aware that Swords to Plowshares, the City of San Francisco, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and HUD are asking property owners to consider renting to veterans using housing vouchers as part of a 100-Day informational campaign.
The San Francisco Apartment Association is offering workshops in partnership with the 100-Day Campaign to assist landlords for the SF Homes for Heroes initiative.
What: Workshop to explain the HUD VASH voucher system
When: June 20 at 12:30 p.m. and June 26 at 6 p.m.
Where: All workshops will be at Fort Mason in San Francisco
Contact: Vanessa Khaleel or Carolyn Cintas at 415-255-2288 or Carolyn@sfaa.org
How the Program Works
HUD VASH is a federal program designed to end veteran homelessness. The program allows veterans to receive a housing voucher and ongoing case management through the VA. The program pays a portion of rent each month directly to landlords and VA case managers stand ready to help the veterans and landlord with any issues that may arise that could impact the veterans’ ability to maintain their housing. This is an enormous benefit to the property owner as they have someone to call for help if a problem arises.
The permanent subsidy is guaranteed income to owners and the added benefit of a Case Manager is unique to this program.
Competitive Rent: The HUD VASH Program pays competitive rents.
Fast-track Inspection: Apartments must be inspected before a veteran can rent the unit. This can be done within 24-48 hours of a request.
Reduced Paperwork: All of the forms necessary to finalize the lease and ensure timely payment of rent to your bank account can be concluded in about one hour.