The Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) is an employment focused competitive grant program funded by DOL-VETS. HVRP was originally authorized in 1987 under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the first major federal legislative response to homelessness.
HVRP Contact Person: Kenneth Allen 318.674.9550 ext. 301
Program Overview: The Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program(HVRP) is an employment focused competitive grant program funded byDOL-VETS. HVRP was originally authorized in 1987 under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the first major federal legislative response to homelessness.
HVRP is funded by Veterans Affairs
HVRP has two core objectives:
- To provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force, and
- To stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans.
Participant Eligibility: HVRP is designed to help homeless veterans reintegrate into the labor force. In order to be eligible for HVRP, an individual must meet the definitions for “veteran” and “homeless,” as described below.
Veteran: A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
Homeless: A person who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate residence; lives in a shelter or a place not meant for human habitation; is fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence; is at imminent risk(within 14 days) of losing their housing; or who was homeless in the 60-day period before HVRP enrollment who have since become housed (recently housed).
Veterans at Risk of Homelessness: Veterans who are at risk of homelessness within 60 days of the HVRP enrollment date.
- Outreach and Engagement
- Job Driven Training and Placement
- Intake and Assessment
- Case Management
- Partnerships and Support Services
- Retention and Follow-up
Success Story: I was referred to Elle Foundation HVRP for employment. My case manager made a referral to SSVF to assist me with housing needs. I was able to get a full-time job with benefits. HVRP provided me with transportation, uniforms, job-driven trainings, and other supportive services. I was living in my car without any help from family.
I am very thankful for the service from Elle Foundation HVRP/SSVFprogram.