Housing - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Welcoming Veterans Home

It’s hard to thrive when you don’t have a safe place to call home. For many veterans, stable housing is the key that unlocks health, happiness, and opportunity.

Combatting Veteran Homelessness

We invest in organizations that

 – help veterans experiencing homelessness find safe, secure housing,
 – support these veterans with employment assistance and wellbeing programs, and
 – provide services that keep veterans housed.

Our investments enable service providers to help veterans regardless of income or discharge status.

On a given night in the United States, there are more than 33,000 veterans experiencing homelessness. Former service members are at greater risk of being unhoused than other Americans, but this gap is closing.

Veteran homelessness is an intricate issue. Prioritizing stable, permanent housing as quickly as possible — while supplying supportive services in mental health care, substance abuse treatment, and job training — can increase positive outcomes. 


Impact Stories
Restoring Stability for New York City’s Unhoused Veterans 
Services for the UnderServed (S:US) is supporting unhoused veterans with housing and career services in NYC and Long Island.
Impact Stories
PATH Combating Veteran Homelessness 
In 1983, concerned community members on Los Angeles’ Westside started People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) to support for their unhoused neighbors, including veterans. Today, PATH continues to provide housing services across… Read More
Impact Stories
A New Season of Football and One Year of Impact
Football is back! The 2023 season is underway and we’re reflecting our NFL-BWF Salute to Service Partnership’s impact over the past year. Together, we helped impact on the lives of… Read More
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BWF and the State of Qatar Partner to Support Florida Veterans
The Bob Woodruff Foundation and the State of Qatar teamed up once again, with the State of Qatar contributing $5 million to assist Florida veterans affected by Hurricane Ian, one… Read More
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Meet the Housing Heroes of the Bay Area 
In the heart of the Bay Area, an ongoing challenge persists as unhoused veterans confront the hardship of homelessness. Local support organizations and Got your 6 Partners are determined in… Read More
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Friendship Place is Here For LGBTQ+ Veterans
It’s been over a decade since the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT), yet LGBTQ+ veterans are at greater risk of economic insecurity, housing instability, and mental health issues… Read More
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Operation Stand Down Tennessee: Empowering Veterans for Successful Transitions
This weekend, the Bob Woodruff Foundation will join our longtime partners, Operation Stand Down Tennessee (OSDTN) for the Music City Ruck March and Got Your 6 VetFest. Since 1993, OSDTN… Read More
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KC Footprints: Empowering Veterans Through Community Building and Personal Responsibility 
KC Footprints, a well-respected organization in Kansas City, cherishes veterans’ stories and experiences of veterans and actively engages with them through community service initiatives. By providing meaningful opportunities for veterans… Read More
Impact Stories
What is HUD-VASH?
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing, known as HUD-VASH, is a program that provides affordable housing and supportive services to homeless veterans and their families. The… Read More
Impact Stories
How Does the Housing Crisis Impact Veterans?
We often forget that our veterans have a hard time re-acclimating to civilian life after their service, and the veteran housing issue is no exception. On a given night in… Read More
Impact Stories
Army Veteran Eases the Transition to Civilian Life
Retired Command Sergeant Major Al Lampkins knows a thing or two about service. After 31 years in the Army, Lampkins is now the Sandhills Region Community Network Director at Veterans… Read More

Investing in solutions

We partner with organizations committed to fighting veteran homelessness, food insecurity, and other challenges.