Permanent Supportive Housing Program

(PSH)

Our Focus

The Center for Veterans Issues Permanent Supportive Housing programs provides permanent supportive housing to literally homeless and disabled U.S. Veterans and their families. Our programs use a client-centered strength-based approach that focuses on participant’s strengths and assists the individual in establishing their own long and short term goals.

We utilize a housing first philosophy that does not require individuals to participate in other services before they can obtain safe, sanitary, affordable housing. We believe that a place to live, a home, is essential for an individual so they can begin to heal and deal with other barriers to a self-sufficient life such as PTSD, AODA issues or other physical and mental health issues.

Who We Serve

To be eligible for CVI’s Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, the following must apply;

1. You must be a Veteran

2. You must be literally homeless and currently living in one of the following situations:

  • Places not meant for human habitation, such as a car, park, or streets.
  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional shelter that originally came from #1 or #2 above.

3. You must have a disability that is certifiable by an appropriate state-licensed physician.

 

Program staff will be assigned to walk each client through this process and work to obtain the necessary documentation. If you are not sure if you qualify or need assistance, please visit us and we will work with you.

Who We Serve

To be eligible for CVI’s Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, the following must apply;

1. You must be a Veteran

2. You must be literally homeless and currently living in one of the following situations:

  • Places not meant for human habitation, such as a car, park, or streets.
  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional shelter that originally came from #1 or #2 above.

3. You must have a disability that is certifiable by an appropriate state-licensed physician.

 

Program staff will be assigned to walk each client through this process and work to obtain the necessary documentation. If you are not sure if you qualify or need assistance, please visit us and we will work with you.

What Services Does CVI Offer?

Our programs provide the support necessary to enable participants to become more self-sufficient by offering case management. Referrals are made to payee services, and AODA counseling as needed.

Participants in our programs also have access to various services offered at CVI, including employment and training assistance, claims advocacy, and legal assistance.

What Services Does CVI Offer?

Our programs provide the support necessary to enable participants to become more self-sufficient by offering case management. Referrals are made to payee services, and AODA counseling as needed.

Participants in our programs also have access to various services offered at CVI, including employment and training assistance, claims advocacy, and legal assistance.

CVI Permanent Housing Locations Across Wisconsin

Veterans Manor Milwaukee

Thomas H. Wynn Sr. Memorial
Veterans Manor Milwaukee
3430 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wi 53208
414-207-8387

Veterans Manor Green Bay

Major General Jacob Brown
Veterans Manor Green Bay
2900 St. Anthony Drive
Green Bay, Wi 54311
920-659-0838

Operation Turning Point (OTP)

Operation Turning Point provides 33 units leased scattered site housing in Milwaukee County. CVI leases units with various property managers in Milwaukee County. Units are furnished and basic supplies are provided. Clients who have eligible income pay 30% of their income. Supportive services in the form of case management are offered to all clients and are available 5 days a week to assist clients with achieving their goals. OTP offers 3 two bedroom units and 2 three bedroom units with the remainder being one bedroom units.

Veterans Gardens (VG)

Veterans Gardens is 30 units of housing owned and operated by CVI at four separate locations. This program offers one, two, and three bedroom units to homeless and disabled Veterans. Two ADA units are available for clients with the need for accommodation. Units are furnished and basic supplies are provided. Clients who have eligible income pay 30% of their income. Support is provided by two case managers available 5 days a week to assist clients with achieving their goals.

College Avenue Apartments

College Avenue Apartments is 18 single occupancy units of Permanent Supportive Housing owned and operated by CVI and located in Racine, WI. Two ADA units are available for clients with the need for accommodation. Support is provided by one case manager available 5 days a week to assist clients with achieving their goals. Clients who have eligible income pay 30% of their income.

Soldier's Home

Soldier's Home - Milwaukee

In 2021 CVI created its own property management division and was chosen to manage the historic Milwaukee Soldiers Home located on the Milwaukee VA Zablocki Medical Center grounds. The Milwaukee Soldiers Home provides 101 units of supportive housing to homeless Veterans from throughout Wisconsin. Supportive services are provided by the Veterans Administration and the rents are subsidized by the HUD VASH program, which is a partnership between the VA and HUD to provide housing assistance vouchers and supportive services to homeless Veterans throughout the United States.

CVI serves an important role in this project by being responsible for the day to day operation and management of the Milwaukee Soldiers Home, a national historic landmark built in 1869 as a hospital for Veterans returning from the civil war.

Permanent Suppportive Housing 2020 Performance Outcomes

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Veterans housed
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Including Family Members Housed

How to Apply

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