The Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) was established by the Department of Labor to help homeless and housed veterans get back on their feet by assisting them in their efforts to return to work.

Whether you served in the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, or the current conflict in Iraq, this employment training and placement program is for the housed and homeless veterans who want to be gainfully employed in their communities.

Program Services Include:

  • Individual support based on needs.
  • Employment support services related to job search, such as equipment, clothing, resume, transportation, food, or child care.
  • Job readiness services, including life skills & money management, vocational counseling & guidance, job club, workshop job search assistance and addressing barriers to successful employment.
  • Training, job preparation services, or trade certification and licensing assistance.
  • Assistance finding shelter, transitional housing and permanent housing.
  • Referrals for other services or treatments as needed.
  • Addressing barriers to successful employment 30, 60, 90, 180 day related job retention follow up.

Benefits for Employers

  • Pool of individuals ready to work
  • Pre-screened, qualified applicants
  • Supported employees
  • Resources for long term success
  • Marketing advantage in hiring veterans
  • WOTC benefits

HVRP Employment Specialist
Aria Barnett

HVRP Case Manager
Brittany Crauder
Tel: (503) 510-9362


*Please call if you are unsure about eligibility.

  • You must be a veteran who served at least 1 day active service in the US Military. 
  • Discharge status: Honorable, or Other than Honorable status
  • You must be motivated and willing to work and search for work and connect to the necessary benefits.
  • You must be willing to complete an employment assessment, and provide VA Status, housing, age, gender and other personal information.
  • Be unemployed or under-employed.
  • A homeless individual as defined by the Department of Labor which can include:
    • Persons who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.
    • Persons living in supervised public, or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living arrangements.
    • An individual who resided in a shelter or place not meant for human habitation
    •  An individual or family who will imminently lose their housing, can identify no subsequent residence, and which lacks the resources or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing.
    •  Unaccompanied youth and homeless families with children and youth defined as homeless under other Federal statutes who have experienced a long-term period without living independently in permanent housing. 
    •  Have experienced persistent instability as measured by frequent moves over such period; and can be expected to continue in such status for an extended period of time because of chronic disabilities, chronic physical health or mental health conditions, substance addiction, histories of domestic violence or childhood abuse, the presence of a child or youth with a disability, or multiple barriers to employment.