THE VALOR HOUSE
The Valor House is our newest Transitional Housing Program for seventy two (72) homeless veterans and is located on land leased from the Veterans Administration Medical Campus.
The Valor House is a partnership between the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City and the Department of Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System. The target population is any veteran eligible for VA services who is either homeless or in imminent danger of becoming homeless. This transitional housing will allow the veteran to stay in the program for up to twenty-four (24) months. The goal of the partnership is to resolve the veteran's problems and move them toward an independent lifestyle where they can live in the community and become viable members of society. Clinical case management is provided by the VA staff. This is an important element in helping the veteran become independent. The Valor House offers safe, secure, and affordable housing for veterans. The building is divided into wings - with 6 private bedroom/bath comination room sharing 'family' style living and kitchens.
THE VALOR APARTMENTS The Valor Apartments are located at 718 East 700 South. It is a three story brick building consisting of fourteen (14) one bedroom apartments. This program is unique because it provides affordable housing, intensive case management, job training and job placement to homeless veterans. The program offers homeless veterans independent living opportunities and vocational training with a supportive environment..
The goal for this program is to assist veterans in obtaining permanent housing, increase skills and income by requiring them to work on a full-time basis. In order to stay in the program, veterans are expected to complete the vocational job training and eventually be placed in a full-time, higher paying position with a community employer. Case management is a strong support system in this program and assists the veteran in utilizing programs and services in their own neighborhood rather than return to familiar agencies in the homeless community. Case managers provides skills training and counseling enabling the veteran to maintain their residency.