Veterans Services

Community Action Connections

HOME BASE CONNECTIONS CENTER

Supportive Housing Department

Address:
720 W Court St, Upstairs
Pasco,

Hours: M-F | 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Phone: (509) 545-4042
(509) 786-3379 - Prosser

Home Base

Community Action Connections

Pasco - 720 W Court St, Upstairs - (509) 545-4042 (8-11:30 AM & 1-4:00 PM)

Prosser - 424 6th St, #2 - (509) 786-3379  Fax # (509) 786-3359

Prosser Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. (9:00 AM -12:00 PM & 1-4:00 PM)

CAC has a variety of funding sources for housing assistance each with its own set of eligibility criteria.

All programs at a minimum require documentation that the household lacks both of the following.

  • Sufficient financial resources and
  • Support networks to obtain/retain housing

Services are not guaranteed and subject to funding availability.

Services may include: 

Housing Assistance

CAC has a variety of funding sources for housing assistance, each with its own set of eligibility requirements. Services are not guaranteed and subject to funding availability.

               Must be referred from HRC for programs listed                   

  • Bateman & Choices

Permanent Supportive Housing Program for chronically homeless   individuals. Applicants must be literally homeless, meet HUD’s chronic homeless definition, and have a documented disabling condition

  • Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)

Transitional Housing Rental Assistance (minimum 91 days to          maximum 24 months) for families with children. Applicants must be literally homeless or at-risk/at-imminent risk of homelessness and the household must include minor children or a pregnant female

  • Young Adult Housing Program (YAHP)

Provides a variety of assistance for Young Adults(18-24) including:

 short-term or medium-term rental assistance to rapidly re-house or to assist those who are literally homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

  • HOPWA/REACH

Assistance to support activities that address the housing needs of

 persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Which may also

 include: application fees, first month rent/deposit, short-term rental, mortgage, and utility assistance (STRMU) as well as Tenant Based

 Rental (TBRA). Applicants must be a resident of Benton, Franklin,

Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, or Asotin County. Services provided are based on each eligible household’s needs to support housing stability and improve their access to healthcare and supportive services (SS).

  • Housing and Essential Needs (HEN)

Eligibility is determined by DSHS.

Assistance provided may include:  rent/deposit, essential needs,

transportation, and utility assistance to eligible participants. Applicants must be a resident of Benton or Franklin County.

  • EFH/TANF

TANF eligible families with children that are at-imminent risk  or

currently experiencing  literal homelessness and lack the financial

resources and support networks to either maintain their current housing or obtain subsequent housing.

  • CHG

Rental assistance to rapidly re-house individuals and families that are

at-imminent risk  or currently experiencing literal homelessness and lack the financial resources and support networks to obtain subsequent

housing. Provides a variety of assistance, including; deposit assistance, and up to nine (9) months of rental assistance.

  • CDBG

Applicants must be a resident of Benton City, West Richland, Prosser, Connell, Mesa, Basin City or Kahlotus. 

Provides a variety of assistance, including; first month rent/deposit,

short-term rental assistance, application fees, transportation, and utility assistance to eligible participants.

 

Blue Mountain Action Council

Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program

Address:
720 W Court Street Downstairs
Pasco, Washington 99301

Phone: (509) 412-5204

Website: www.bmacww.org

Supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. Providing Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA, as well as short term, limited, financial assistance for rent, deposits.

Financial Assistance

Veterans Relief Fund

Benton & Franklin Department of Human Services (BFDHS)

Address:
7102 W. Okanogan Pl., Ste. 201
Kennewick, Washington

Phone: (509) 783-5284

NOTE: It is required that you bring 2 copies of your DD-214 to your 1st visit.

Veterans Relief Fund

VFW Richland

Address:
1369 George Washington Way
Richland, Washington 99354

Hours: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 3:00 PM

Phone: (509) 946-9411

NOTE: It is required that you bring 2 copies of your DD-214 to your 1st visit.

Veterans Relief Fund

American Legion

Address:
Benton City
West Richland,

Hours: Call for Appointment

Phone: (509) 588-5853

NOTE: It is required that you bring 2 copies of your DD-214 to your 1st visit.

Health Care for Homeless Veterans

Ron Opsal, Supervisor

Address:
77 Wainright Drive
Walla Walla, Washington

Phone: (509) 525-5200 ext. 22040

Health Care for Veterans

The Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center

Address:
Veteran Outreach Coordinator- Douglas Karr, United States Navy Veteran
dkarr@maacenter.org

Phone: 1-866-981-6660

The Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center has long been recognized as the web's leading organization for relevant and authoritative information regarding asbestos and health complications associated with asbestos exposure.

HUD-Vash Program

HUD-VASH Program

Housing Services

Address:
825 Jadwin Avenue
Suite 250
Richland, Washington

Phone: 509-946-1020

A partnership providing housing vouchers for Tri-Cities Homeless Veterans.

Service Offices

Benton/Franklin County

Steve Prince

Address:
909 Cedar Ave
Richland, Washington

Phone: (509) 528-0900

Washington State VA

Olympia, Washington

Phone: (800) 563-2308

Washington State Veterans Affairs

Olympia, Washington 98504

Phone: 1-800-562-2308

VA Medical Centers

Spokane VA Clinic

Address:
N 4815 Assembly St
Spokane,

Phone: (509) 328-4521
1-800-325-7940

Veterans Affairs Medical Centers

Richland

Address:
825 Jadwin Avenue
Suite 250
Richland, Washington

Phone: (509) 946-1020 - Richland
(509) 525-5200 - Walla Walla
1-888-687-8863 - Walla Walla
(509) 328-4521 - Spokane
1-800-325-7940 - Spokane

Walla Walla VA Clinic

Address:
77 Wainwright Drive
Walla Walla,

Phone: (509) 525-5200
1-888-687-8863

Veteran Support Groups

Combat Veterans and Partners

Phone: (509) 783-9168

Veterans Affairs Service Offices

Washington

Phone: 1-800-562-2308 - Olympia
(509) 528-0900 - Richland

Veterans Opportunity Center

Veterans Resource Center

Address:
1600 North 20th Avenue, Suite A
P.O. Box 2606
Pasco, Washington 99301

Hours: M-F / 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Phone: (509) 545-6558
(888) 545-6558

Website: www.veteransopportunitycenter.org/programs                       

Group Home for Veterans.  Providing Mentoring, Counseling Chaplaincy, Recreation, skill training & case management. Requires: DD214 honorable, HUD homeless and income criteria. Veteran must be clean & sober for at least 30 days. Call for additional information to apply.

Veterans Resource Center

Address:
1600 North 20th Avenue, Suite A
P.O. Box 2606
Pasco, Washington 99301

Hours: M-F 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Phone: (509) 545-6558
Toll Free: (888) 545-6558

FREE Many vets are unaware of the extent of benefits they have earned.  As the region struggles to meet the needs of these, our newest generation of veterans, "local veterans" organizations have formed the "Columbia Basin Veterans Coalition" in an  effort to consolidate local services into a one-stop resource.

Work Source

Veterans Employment Services

Address:
815 N Kellogg St
Suite D
Kennewick, Washington

Hours: M-F | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (509) 734-5949

Website: www.go2worksource.com

Provides employment and training services. Services offered include: assistance in finding a job, sharpening job skills, learning and updating skills and linking to community resources. They also provide: the low income adult program, in and out of school youth program, dislocated worker program, job listings, referals, resume and application assistance, hiring events, Internet access for job search, and workshops.