Landlords, Why Use Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers?

Help House a Homeless Veteran


Landlords Help House A Homeless Veteran

Landlords -
participate in a program that has helped tens of thousands of veterans and their families overcome the challenges of homelessness and lead independent lives.



According to the 2023 Regional Task Force on the Homeless Point-in-Time-Count, 8.5 percent of the homeless in the County of San Diego said they had served in our nation’s armed services. Currently, these homeless veterans are experiencing significant challenges when trying to find a place to call home.

Incentives may be available for landlords who rent to homeless veterans throughout the greater San Diego region. If your property is in the City of San Diego, please visit:

Some of the Benefits for Landlords:

Leasing Bonus

  • Landlords can receive up to $2,500 for each unit newly leased to a veteran experiencing homelessness

Application Expenses

  • Financial assistance of up to $50 may be paid directly to landlords to cover applicant costs, such as credit report and application fees

Security Deposit Assistance

  • Up to two months' rent, security deposit. 

Holding Fees

  • May be available for eligible participants.

Landlord Assurance Fund

  • Up to $5,000 is available to reimburse landlords for loss of rent or damage to units in excess of the security deposit.

Landlord Liaison

  • Landlord partners receive personal customer service staff member. 

LIP Flyer - English

LIP Flyer - Spanish


2-1-1 website

For more information,
please call:

2-1-1 San Diego

or visit:

2-1-1 website

Learn more about helping veterans - View the VASH video:

The VASH Program (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing), a collaborative program between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), provides rental assistance to homeless veterans and offers ongoing VA case management and supportive services.