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Veterans Services Program

Transition Projects serves veterans and their families who are experiencing homelessness or are in imminent danger of homelessness with the goal of helping veterans find and keep safe, affordable housing in the Portland metropolitan area.

Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County

 

If you are a veteran experiencing or at risk of becoming homeless, please call 855.425.5544 for possible options, or click here to access the referral form for the SSVF grant (see information below). 

 Clark County

If you are a veteran seeking services in Clark County please call the Council for the Homeless Intake Hotline at (360)-695-9677.

 

Short-term Residential Programs

Transition Projects offers two types of short-term residential programs for low-income veterans who are homeless, or are in imminent danger of becoming homeless. These drug and alcohol-free programs can help veterans regain stability in their life as they work towards better housing, better health, and better income. Please click here to read about the different residential programs.

  • Weekly orientation for the programs (called GPD or Grant and Per Diem) is held at Transition Projects.
  • Orientation is held in Transition Projects Day Center located in the Bud Clark Commons building at 650 NW Irving Street, Portland.
  • Orientation begins at 9:00 AM every Thursday and it is recommended that attendees arrive as early as 7:00 AM for registration.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Transition Projects is a grantee of a Supportive Service for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant, which is intended to provide short-term intervention for homeless or soon to be homeless veterans and their households. The SSVF grant provides low-income veterans and veteran families with case management services, rental assistance, utilities assistance, child care costs, moving costs, civil legal assistance, transportation expenses, emergency supplies, and security deposits on a short term basis.

SSVF GRANT Referral Form

Services Provided by SSVF Case Management

Transition Projects offers housing case management to low-income veterans who are homeless, or are in imminent danger of becoming homeless. Case Managers help veterans develop and achieve short and long-term housing goals with a focus on helping the veteran achieve better housing, health, and income.

  • Move-in/Rent Assistance
    Transition Projects offers move-in, deposit, and limited rent assistance to low-income veterans who are homeless, or are in imminent danger of becoming homeless.
     
  • Legal Support
    Transition Projects proudly partners with the Metropolitan Public Defender to offer legal services and support to low-income veterans who are homeless, or are in imminent danger of becoming homeless. Legal services are limited to services that will help veteran participants prevent or end homelessness or increase income.
     
  • Benefits Support
    Transition Projects helps low-income veterans who are homeless, or are in imminent danger of becoming homeless, apply for and access Social Security Disability and veterans’ benefits.
  • Eviction Prevention
    Transition Projects offers eviction prevention assistance to low-income veterans.
     
  • Employment and Education Services
    If veterans who are homeless, or are in imminent danger of becoming homeless are looking to increase their income, Transition Projects has services to help consider those options. Resume building, job leads, volunteer opportunities, and education benefits assistance are only a few of the many services offered.
     
  • Rent Well
    Rent Well is a tenant education class that helps veterans become successful, stable renters by providing information that can be beneficial for building a positive relationship with a landlord. Rent Well helps veterans explore screening barriers, such as evictions, credit problems or criminal history.

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