Housing Assistance for Veterans (HAVEN) funds assist with necessary modifications to homes of U.S. veterans and active-duty, reserve or National Guard service members who became disabled as a result of their military service since September 11, 2001. Alternatively, the funds can be awarded to Gold Star Families that were impacted during this time frame for home repairs/rehabilitation. HAVEN funds are available until the funds are exhausted or until December 31, 2023, whichever occurs first. The funds are disbursed on a first-come, first-served, homeowner-by-homeowner basis.
On July 1, 2022, a new pilot offering under HAVEN became available to assist eligible veterans, service members or Gold Star Families purchase their first home. Under this pilot offering, first-time homebuyers who meet HAVEN requirements will be eligible for up to $15,000 for down payment and/or closing cost assistance.
Each eligible household may receive up to $15,000 toward a qualifying property located anywhere in the United States.