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veterans and their families housed since 2014
40% of people experiencing homelessness in Buncombe County are veterans, compared to only 11% nationally.
Homeward Bound Client Jessica, pictured below
Learn about our homeless services
Housing First, Always
Our Veterans Housing Services Program includes Rapid Re-Housing, Homeless Prevention, and Rapid Resolution services. Both use the Housing First model to provide short-term financial support and case management to individuals and families at imminent risk of homelessness and those experiencing literal homelessness in Buncombe County.
Ending homelessness for veterans
Since its inception, Homeward Bound’s Veterans Housing Services Program has housed more than 440 veterans and family members. The Veterans Administration funds this program, through the Supportive Service for Veteran Families grant, to work toward ending veteran homelessness. Homeward Bound first received this grant October 2014 in response to the great need to serve the large population of veterans experiencing homelessness in Buncombe County. This year 40% of people experiencing homelessness in Buncombe County are veterans, compared to only 11% nationally.