United Veterans Beacon House

To provide temporary and permanent residence for U. S. Military veterans and to provide emergency, transitional and permanent residence for families (including men, women and children) and single men and women.


Explore the VA Homeless web page to learn about VA’s programs for Veterans and to find out what you, your neighbors, and your community can do to help Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans (877) 424-3838 or click here: VA Homeless Vets

HUD-VASH Vouchers

The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program provides housing and support services to eligible low-income Veteran families who are homeless, or who are about to be homeless.


SONYMA, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Veterans’ Affairs, is pleased to offer the Homes for Veterans Program that will enable more U.S. military veterans and active duty U.S. military personnel to buy their first home (or move to a different home if you are a U.S. military veteran). A change in Federal law enables SONYMA to waive the first-time homebuyer requirement for any veteran (and their spouse or co-borrower) who:

  • Served in active military, naval, or air service; and
  • Has been discharged or released from their military duties under conditions other than dishonorable.

Or any first time homebuyer may take advantage of the program benefits if they are:

  • A U.S. military personnel stationed in New York State, regardless of discharge status;
  • An active or honorably discharged National Guardsman and reservists.

Features and requirements of the Homes for Veterans Program.

Current interest rates for the Homes for Veterans Program.

Down payment assistance is available for the Home for Veterans Program. Learn more about Down Payment Assistance Loan (DPAL).

SONYMA offers a mortgage product that finances both the purchase and renovation of a home in need of improvements or repairs.

To apply for a SONYMA loan you must contact one of our Participating Lenders, located statewide, offering the Homes for Veterans Program. SONYMA’s Participating Lenderlist.