In honor of Memorial Day, the Saratoga County Alliance to End Homelessness would like to spotlight the tireless efforts of local service provider, Veterans & Community Housing Coalition (VCHC), to support our Veteran community members in need.
Since 1983, VCHC has served homeless or at-risk Veterans in Saratoga County. In 2013, VCHC was awarded the Supportive Services for Veteran Families grant which allowed VCHC to expand to six other local counties. Now, VCHC serves Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Fulton, Montgomery, Warren, and Washington counties. In 2016, VCHC recognized a lack of affordable decent housing for Veterans in Saratoga County. In response VCHC, along with funding from HUD, formed the Saratoga Veterans Apartment Program (SVAP). This program now provides 17 apartments scattered throughout Saratoga County for low income, disabled veterans and their families.
Over the past year, Veterans & Community Housing Coalition has established a food pantry for the local community, served over 250 individuals and Veteran families with housing stability resources, as well as assisted over 25 homeless Veterans with emergency housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
VCHC offers transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, support services for veteran families, and affordable apartments for eligible veterans and their families. If you or someone you know is a veteran struggling with financial stability and housing, please call 518-885-0091 for assistance.