Reducing Veteran Homelessness one Veteran at a time

Sustainable solutions to Veteran Homelessness. Serving homeless Veterans since 1993. 

37,878

American Veterans are
homeless nationally

8%

American Veterans have been
homeless for over 12 months

What can we do 
to help you?

Help for Homeless & At-Risk Veterans


We are offering rapid-response assistance to Homeless Veterans and those at imminent risk of losing their housing. Reach us at (518) 431-9608.

Events at Albany Housing Coalition

  • 2020 Motorcycle Run Held for Homeless Veterans Awareness

    July 18, 2020 marked the 14th year the Veterans Motorcycle Club of New York Chapter 8 held its annual Motorcycle Run for awareness of homeless veterans. The event raises funds for the Albany Veterans Housing Coalition. 

    To read the full article, click here.

  • Sgt. Henry Johnson Veterans House Dedication

    We re-dedicated our Veterans House on June 5th, 2020 to commemorate the life and accomplishments to Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Henry Johnson, who lived for a time in our neighborhood. The dedication took place at the Veterans House in conjunction with the City of Albany's annual Henry Johnson Day. This transitional residence provdes a safe home for 28 Veterans. Begun in 1990 this was our first Veterans residence.

  • Cadets for Vets Fundraiser

    LaSalle Institue hosts the Cadets for Vet's Hockey Fundrasier every January. Year to date, we have raised about 30k for the homeless veterans. Once we have housed the previously homeless veteran, the funds are then used to purchase furniture and household supplies from our local furniture establishments that we have partnered with.

  • Cadets for Vets Fundraiser

    LaSalle Institue hosts the Cadets for Vet's Hockey Fundrasier every January. Year to date, we have raised about 30k for the homeless veterans. Once we have housed the previously homeless veteran, the funds are then used to purchase furniture and household supplies from our local furniture establishments that we have partnered with.

  • Cadets for Vets Fundraiser

    LaSalle Institue hosts the Cadets for Vet's Hockey Fundrasier every January. Year to date, we have raised about 30k for the homeless veterans. Once we have housed the previously homeless veteran, the funds are then used to purchase furniture and household supplies from our local furniture establishments that we have partnered with.

  • Cadets for Vets Fundraiser

    LaSalle Institue hosts the Cadets for Vet's Hockey Fundrasier every January. Year to date, we have raised about 30k for the homeless veterans. Once we have housed the previously homeless veteran, the funds are then used to purchase furniture and household supplies from our local furniture establishments that we have partnered with.

Let's End Veteran Homelessness

One of the most common questions we hear is, “How is it that Veterans end up homeless?” 

For combat veterans especially, the battle traumas and moral conflicts can be debilitating. Returning home nothing is the same and the veteran likely sees daily life events as petty in comparison to military experience.  The onset of post traumatic stress can bring on alienation of family, suicidal tendencies, job loss, addictive behaviors. Feelings of shame, lack of direction, and feeling that only a fellow veteran can understand leads to further alienation. Studies show it can take 2-5 years to crash and the result oftentimes includes loss of housing. Other veterans have experienced dramatic life events, some of which pre-date their military service.  Once back home, the same spiral to homelessness can begin.

Executive Director Joe Sluszka reminds us of the importance of our mission, “they come to us homeless and they leave with earned benefits, needed healthcare, employment, affordable housing, connections to family, a peer support network, and a renewed sense of self-esteem."

Our mission is to create relationships that engender trust, insist on personal responsibility, and provide each veteran with the resources needed for a full integration back into the community.

We will continue our work until every veteran has truly come home and has a permanent affordable place to call home, adequate healthcare, education, a meaningful job, has re-connected to family, and is a proud citizen in his or her community. Then we can shut our doors and declare victory because veterans homelessness will be a thing of the past.

 

We know how to end homelessness among Veterans.


A growing list of communities across more than 30 states has proven that ending Veteran homelessness is possible and sustainable.

Urban, suburban, and rural communities alike have proven that we can drive down the number of Veterans experiencing homelessness to as close to zero as possible, while also building and sustaining systems that can effectively and efficiently address Veterans’ housing crises in the future.

What's Driving Progress
Our progress has been driven by urgent action at all levels of government and across all sectors.

  • Federal agencies engaged in unprecedented coordination and shared responsibility.
  • Congress expanded investments into federal programs, such as the HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program and the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
  • State and local entities and the philanthropic community aligned investments with federal resources.
  • Communities have formed stronger partnerships to deploy those resources through best practices, including coordinated entry and Housing First approaches.
  • And governors, mayors, and other public officials have mobilized their communities in support of a clear and ambitious goal.

What You Can Do

Provided by United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.

All contributions help make us a success.

Or send your contribution to:

Albany Housing Coalition Inc.
278 Clinton Ave.
Albany, NY 12210

Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The Albany Housing Coalition is an IRS recognized 501.c.3 non profit organization.

Contributors of $100 or more will be sent a letter for tax purposes.

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