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VA Housing (by Robin [WI]) Jan 12, 2022 10:07 PM
       VA Housing (by DJ [VA]) Jan 12, 2022 11:07 PM
       VA Housing (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 12, 2022 11:47 PM
       VA Housing (by Gail K [GA]) Jan 13, 2022 9:46 AM
       VA Housing (by NE [PA]) Jan 13, 2022 9:48 AM
       VA Housing (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 13, 2022 3:13 PM

VA Housing (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2022 10:07 PM

Does anyone rent rooms to veterans? Seems like a no-brainer for a rooming house, but I'm wary of the paperwork involved (and possible PTSD stuff). Any insights?

VA Housing (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2022 11:07 PM

When I had the rooming house, I rented to a handful of vets who had successfully completed programs at the nearby VA medical center.

They help vets become clean & sober as well as basic living / money management type skills. Then they needed a place they could start over.

4 out of 5 were fine. One who was a problem, was a pretty big problem & didn't take any time at all to screw up. He had to leave asap.

This was a lower-income rooming house, with roomers who had no prior connection (vs roommates in a nicer single family In general, I sold it because I didn't like the frequent level of supervision needed by me. However, if I still had it, I would really work the connection with the social workers at the VA facility to get more Vets referred from their programs.

In general, though, I say screen them the same as anybody else. There are good & bad in every profession.

VA Housing (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2022 11:47 PM


I don’t know if this relates…

My city added a protected class: VETERANS

No one can tell what that means. At the time veteran rights /healthcare /homelessness were in the news. One city council person could only say “It sounded good”.

One large employer was able to tell me they were sometimes shy about hiring vets who could be called back. (Before the current worker shortage)

2-3 years ago there was an attendee who had grant money?? to house vets. No shortage of prospects and seemed to get an additional level of cooperation because the vets “policed and respected each other”

I DO rent to an agency that manages “Sober living recovery” houses.


VA Housing (by Gail K [GA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2022 9:46 AM

Robin...are these veterans getting funded through the HUD VASH program? If so they are assigned social workers to monitor them. Unlike many Section 8 programs the amount of clients each social worker follows is far less than what you would regularly see in the traditional Housing program. In other words it's easier to keep in contact with their social worker.

Keep in mind that many veterans do not have PTSD (this used to be a common diagnosis in an attempt to get a higher disability rating but recently the VA appears to be claiming a "cure rate" and reducing the amount of disability).

Many with some type of VA disability have this due to chronic medical issues that are common as one gets older; heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, etc..

VA Housing (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2022 9:48 AM

Brad, I got a chuckle from that. Gone are the days of laws made on sound principle. Now they are made because “it sounded good”. Ugh….

VA Housing (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2022 3:13 PM

I just read somethin in my VFW magazine

Less than 17% of combat veterans have diagnosed PTSD.

I am not sure what the rate is for the boot camp heroes out there.

The Veteran rate were similar to first responders.

I have to wonder how many Landlords have PTSD.

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