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VETERAN SERVICES

VETERANS SERVICES

The Salvation Army of the Coastal Bend is honored to serve Veterans and their families through The Texas Veterans Commission Grant.

The TVC grant allows us to serve our Veterans and their families through a variety of programs. We are able to provide short-term rent and utility assistance, access to our rapid rehousing program, and payment for past-due rent and/or utility payments. Surviving spouses also qualify for this assistance and are encouraged to apply to receive these services.

In-order to make this assistance easily accessible, we have made our application process very simple. Any Veteran, Veteran dependent, or surviving spouse can make an appointment by calling 361-884-9497 or through a walk-in at our building located at 1804 Buford St.

Upon completion and approval of the application, each client will be assigned a case worker who will perform monthly case management and ensure they are receiving the correct services and resources for their situation.

In addition to these programs, we also have transitional housing available for any Veteran experiencing homelessness. This program will give the client access to a case worker who will assist them in finding a job, securing housing, creating a budget, obtaining education, and more.

 

For Questions or Concerns:

Carrie Olvera
Veterans Case Manager
(361) 884-9497 Office
(361) 739-7856 Cell
Carrie.Olvera@uss.salvationarmy.org

 

Texas Veterans Commission Assistance Checklist

(1) Documentation to Prove Veteran Eligibility (only 1 needed)

  • DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or
  • NGB-22, National Guard Report of Separation and Record of Service, or
  • NA Form 13038, Certification of Military Service, or
  • (VA) Official letter or disability letter with character of service listed, or
  • E-Benefits summary letter with character of service listed, or
  • Honorable Discharge Certificate, or
  • Uniform Services Identification Card, or
  • State of Texas Issued Drivers License with Veteran designation

*IF THE VETERAN HAS DEPENDENTS, WE REQUIRE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Marriage Certificate for Spouse
  • Birth Certificate (Children 0-18 (and up to age 24, if full time student) or
  • Adoption Certificate, or
  • Uniform Services Identification Card

*including minor children and step-children if married

For Surviving Spouses Only:

  • Uniform Services Identification Card, or
  • Marriage Certificate, or
  • Death Certificate and 1 of the forms listed above for Veteran Eligibility

(2) Proof of Income, if any:

  • Award letters, SSI Payments, Check Stubs, Etc.

(3) Lease:

  • Lease must be a valid, current, and complete lease with signatures from landlord.
  • The Veteran must be on the lease.

(4) Valid ID or Driver's License

For Rent/Utility Assistance:

 

Rent: (no mortgage assistance is available)

  • Signed Lease (we can pay deposits and rent—up to a certain amount)

Past-Due Rent:

  • Eviction Notice or Notice to Vacate Letter

Utility: (Water, Electric, and Gas, up to $300)

  • Last Two Bills AND Disconnect Notice (no deposit assistance available)

We can serve Veterans and their families located in Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio counties.