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Homeless Veteran Prevention and Assistance

MOVE Program

The Minnesota Operation For Veterans Empowerment (MOVE) program temporally assists homeless Veterans at the Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul, MN. Assistance includes one-on-one case management with an MDVA Outreach Representative and a paid bed at the mission during case management. Veterans work with the case manager to select the various types of resources needed in order to help empower them to move beyond their current situation.

Please contact the MDVA receptionist at 651-296-2562 for more information on how to apply for this benefit.

HUD-VASH Program

The Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the federal U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA).  USDVA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers and community-based outreach clinics. To help Minnesota Veterans needing rent assistance through the HUD-VASH program, MDVA will pay the unsubsidized deposit amount, with the assurance from HUD that the Veteran will be able to pay their future subsidized rent moving forward. This is a once-per-lifetime benefit.

Please contact your County Veteran Service Officer for assistance or more information on this or other benefits. Find your CVSO at or by calling 1-888-LinkVet (546-5838), MDVA’s one-stop customer service line for all Minnesota Veterans and their families.

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MAC-V) provides assistance throughout Minnesota to positively motivated Veterans and their families who are homeless or experiencing other life crises. MAC-V accomplishes its mission by providing services directly or in collaboration with other service agencies.