Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Reader/Committee Chair

McAllister, Carolyn


This research study explored the barriers that homeless veterans face when seeking housing. The study adopted a post-positivist paradigm, and the data was collected through virtual interviews conducted on Zoom who are in contact with veterans through their employment or personal lives. The barriers mentioned in this study are the type of individual struggles that each veteran faces, the lack of communication between programs assisting veterans, veterans unaware of their services, veterans who have been incarcerated, the type of discharge the service member obtained, and programs being shorthanded. Additionally, the researcher included preferable options for veterans that included The Housing Urban Development Veterans Affairs of Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH), Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF), Domiciliary, Compensated Work Therapy (CWT), Grant and Per Diem programs (GPD), and Nursing Homes or Community Resources. This study can be used to advocate for creating tailored housing for homeless veterans who need more outstanding care.

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