Housing for Veterans

Homeless Veterans' Services

The Bureau's Homeless Veterans Coordinator works alongside our partnering agencies every day to reduce the number of homeless veterans across the state. In an effort to continue that progress, the Legislature created the Veterans' Homelessness Prevention Coordination Program. The program provides ongoing funding for reimbursements to a human services-based volunteer organization that provides transitional housing to veterans who are homeless.

To contact the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services Homeless Veterans Coordination Team, please call 207-287-7019 or email


To download an application for the Veterans’ Homelessness Prevention Coordination Program, please click here.

Additional Homeless Veteran Resources



Department of Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program


Compensated Work Therapy/Transitional Residence



Volunteers of America Northern New England Veterans Services 207-571-3359


Veterans, Inc. 1-800-482-2565


Preble Street 1-877-377-5709


Regional List of Housing Services


VA Home Loans

VA helps Veterans, Servicemembers, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. As part of our mission to serve you, we provide a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy.

VA Home Loans are provided by private lenders, such as banks and mortgage companies. VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide you with more favorable terms.

For more information, click here.

Maine Home-Loan Program – SaluteME

To show our appreciation for the commitment and sacrifices made by Maine’s veterans, MaineHousing is proud to offer qualified active duty, veterans, and retired military personnel a 0.50% discount to our already low First Home Loan 30-year fixed interest rate.

If you are not a first-time homebuyer, you may be eligible. MaineHousing is waiving the first-time homebuyer requirement for veterans who may have previously owned a home.

For more information, click here.

Specially Adapted Housing Grants

We offer housing grants for Veterans and service members with certain service-connected disabilities so they can buy or change a home to meet their needs and live more independently.

Changing a home might involve installing ramps or widening doorways. Find out if you’re eligible for a disability housing grant—and how to apply.

For more information, click here.

Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI)

Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) offers mortgage protection insurance to the families of Veterans with severe service-connected disabilities who’ve adapted a home to fit their needs. Find out if you qualify—and how to apply and manage your coverage.

Changing a home might involve installing ramps or widening doorways. Find out if you’re eligible for a disability housing grant—and how to apply.

For more information, click here.

Maine State Housing Authority

For more information, click here.

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For information on reduced-cost housing for veterans, and a special loan program from the Maine State Housing Authority, please click on the map below to search all of our Housing and Homeless programs on our Resources Page.