Housing

A Home for Every Veteran

Established in 1985, VNOC opened its first housing for homeless Veterans in 1997.  In the fall of 2001, VNOC opened “The Veterans Campus” in Haverhill, Massachusetts, adding twenty-five VA Grant Per Diem housing units.  

 

FAQ’s

Does my veteran status hinder my housing opportunities?

The Veterans Northeast Outreach Housing department has multiple housing opportunities, many of which are open to all veteran statuses.

Does your housing have income restrictions?

Though some of our units have income guidelines, we have a wide range of apartments and rental opportunities.

Can you find me an apartment?

We do not do apartment searches but we do have landlords and realtors who work closely with us and are constantly updating us with their vacancies.

Where are your housing applications?

Housing applications, if available, are located in the program description down below on this page.

We suggest you first, however, contact us at info@vneoc.org to determine program eligibility.

Housing Programs

Currently, we operate twelve properties throughout Essex and Middlesex Counties that provide affordable housing for Veterans. We are currently looking to add living spaces to provide more affordable housing units for as many local Veterans as possible.

Temporary and Transitional Bed Program

This 30-90 day transitional program is meant to help homeless veterans successfully achieve permanent housing.

Housing 

  • 15 beds for homeless Veterans
  • Clean, supportive environment
  • Transportation assistance
  • 24/7 onsite support staff
  • Meals/other essentials provided

Case Management Services

  • Individualized Service Plans (ISPs)
  • Housing searches and application assistance
  • Access to benefits and other resources
  • Healthcare referral assistance
  • Coordination with employment and educational services
  • Assistance with maintaining Sobriety
  • Continued assistance in access to specialized healthcare, specifically in the areas of substance abuse and mental health counseling.

New Hampshire Emergency Bed Program

11 Ashton Place, Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 972-1489

Housing

  • 9-Beds for Homeless Veterans
  • Clean, Supportive Environment
  • Transportation Assistance
  • 24/7 onsite Support Staff
  • Meals/Other Essentials Provided

Case Management and Peer Support Services

  • Individualized Service Plans (ISPs)
  • Housing Searches and Applications
  • Access to Benefits/Other Resources
  • Health Care Referrals
  • Coordination with Employment and Educational Services
  • Assistance with Maintaining Sobriety

HUD SHP

VNOC, along with HUD and the Northshore COC, works to offer 26 Permanent Supportive Housing units for chronically homeless individuals.

This case managed program is an effort to reduce homelessness by allowing clients a successful reintegration into supporting a household utilizing financial literacy and other supportive services as needed.

Grant Per Diem (GPD) Bridge Housing Program

GPD/Bridge is a 90-day transitional program meant to assist veterans with an existing housing plan successfully achieve permanent housing.

Transitional Housing

  • 25-Beds for Homeless Veterans
  • Clean, Supportive Environment
  • Transportation Assistance
  • 24/7 onsite Support Staff
  • Meals/Other Essentials Provided

Case Management Services

  • Individualized Service Plans (ISPs)
  • Housing Searches and Applications
  • Access to Benefits/Other Resources
  • Health Care Referrals
  • Coordination with Employment and Educational Services
  • Assistance with Maintaining Sobriety

Transition in Place (TIP)

TIP is transitional housing  with a maximum stay is 24 months.

It is expected that Veterans will transition in place in approximately 6 to 12 months by taking over the lease. Extensions may be granted after 12 months on an individual basis. As Veterans assume responsibility for the housing and services end, units are replaced to continue the service to other homeless veterans.

Program features:

  • Time limited
  • Services focus on sustaining housing and independent living
  • Units are for the individual and/or family receiving services.

Before filling this application out, please consult your case manager or email gpdtip@vneoc.org to determine program eligibility.

Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP)

In this program, we assist and support homeless and at-risk veterans as they work to secure full time sustainable employment.

Services

  • Establishment of an Individual Employment Plan (IEP) that provides a step by step process for goal setting and achievement during their job search.
  • Veteran centered support system that includes daily/weekly check-ins and bi-weekly face to face meetings.
  • Career Enhancement Services: resume writing, job search assistance, and interview preparation.
  • Funding toward related certificates, licenses, and training classes /workshops.  

Eligibiity

  • DD-214 (Member–4 Copy) that indicates a discharge status other than dishonorable.
  • Letter of Homelessness verifying housing status
  • National Guard and Reservists: served at least 180 consecutive days of active duty under Title 10 orders.

Permanent Housing Units

VNOC offers 200+ apartments of affordable, subsidized, and market rent units. These apartments are primarily located within the Merrimack Valley. VNOC is constantly striving to build new connections with Landlords in order to offer even more opportunities to our clients.

Applications are now availble for the Gerson Building in Haverhill. Click HERE to learn more.

Veterans Mansion

65 Cedar Street, Haverhill, MA.

22 Permanent Housing SRO Units. 19 HUD Funded Units. Rent Based on 30% of Income. Maximum Income. Utilities Included.

VNOC Campus Bldg. 1

61 Temple Street, Haverhill, MA.

VA/GPD Program. No Maximum Income. Rent Based on 30% of Income. 25 Transitional Housing Beds. 6 VA Temporary Beds. Utilities Included.

Evan W. O'Neill Memorial Hall

3-5 Beacon Street, Haverhill, MA.

10 Permanent Housing One-Bedroom Apartments. No Assigned Subsidies. External Subsidies Welcome. Utilities Included.

VNOC Campus Bldg. 2

8-10 Beacon Street, Haverhill, MA.

VA/GPD Program. No Maximum Income. Rent Based on 30% of Income. 25 Transitional Housing Beds. 6 VA Temporary Beds. Utilities Included.

Bedford Veterans Quarters

204 Spring Road Bldg. #5, Bedford, MA.

Located on the Grounds of Bedford VA Hospital. 56 Permanent Housing SRO Units. 4 DTA Units. 4 Transitional Beds. 6 Temporary Beds. Subsidized. Utilities Included.

Evan W. O'Neill Memorial Hall

134 Cedar St. Haverhill, MA.

2 One-Bedroom Permanent Housing Apartments. External Subsidies Welcome. Utilities Included.

Freedom House

8-10 Beacon Street, Haverhill, MA.

VA/GPD Program. No Maximum Income. Rent Based on 30% of Income. 25 Transitional Housing Beds. 6 VA Temporary Beds. Utilities Included.

Welcome Home Apartments

2 Reed Street, Haverhill, MA.

18 Permanent Housing Efficiency Units. Subsidized. Rent Based on 30% of Income. Utilities Included.

Evan W. O'Neill Memorial Hall

The Lillian J. Eaton House

17 Tremont Street, Haverhill, MA.

1 Two-Bedroom Permanent Housing Apartment. 2 Three-Bedroom Permanent Housing Apartments. Subsidized. Rent Based on 30% of Income. Utilities Included.

VNOC Campus Bldg. 2

Richard P. O’Neil Veterans Housing

9 Manahan Street, Chelmsford, MA.

8 One-Bedroom Efficiency Apartments. Subsidized. Utilities Included.

Westford Veterans Housing

173 Carlisle Road, Westford, MA.

2 One-Bedroom Apartments. 3 Two-Bedroom Apartments. Subsidized. Utilities Included.

The Pratt House

74 Temple Street, Haverhill, MA.

6 Permanent Housing One-Bedroom Apartments. Subsidized. Rent Based on 30% of Income. Utilities Included.

Northeast Division

10 Reed St.
Haverill, MA 01832
p: (978) 372-3626

MetroWest Division

40 Mechanic St Suite 101
Marlboro, MA 01752
p: (508)-460-9993

Salem, NH

224 North Broadway Unit E1D
Salem, NH 03079
p: (603) 824-3678

The Cape & Islands

Dwayne Turmelle
p: (508) 488-8347
e: dturmelle@veteranbenefits.us

Resources

Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
MA Dept of Veteran’s Services S.A.V.E. Team: 1-888-844-2838
Homeless Veteran Hotline: 1-888-866-2838