Mayor’s Challenge

The Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness is an initiative of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, where mayors and other state and local leaders across the country help to marshal Federal, local, and nonprofit efforts to end Veteran homelessness in their communities.


If you are a Veteran or know of a Veteran who is homeless or needs any assistance, contact Joseph’s House & Shelter at (518) 272-2544


Albany Housing Coalition
Veterans Housing and Services
(518) 465-5251
Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program

Capital District Women Veteran’s Program Inc.
(518) 428-1612
Support Services

(518) 489-4130
Support Services

Health Care for Homeless Veterans
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
(518) 626-5332
(518) 626-5368 – Incarcerated
Health Care Services (including incarcerated and institutionalized Vets)

Heroes at Home
(518) 279-7861
Peer-to-Peer Veteran Support

Joseph’s House & Shelter
(518) 272-2544
Shelter Service, Support Services, General Information Inquiries

Rensselaer County Department of Social Services
Veterans with Children
(518) 266-7800/ (518) 833-6600 (after hours)
Shelter Services (Veterans with Children)
Rensselaer County Veterans Services
(518) 270-2760
Shelter Services

Soldier On
(866) 406-8449
Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program

St. Peter’s Residence
(518) 273-3291 / (518) 279-7599
Shelter Services

Troy Housing Authority
(518) 273-3600
Veteran Priority Housing

United States Department of Housing
and Urban Development


Troy Record (09/27/15)
Troy meets the challenge to end veterans’ homelessness

Times Union (9/27/15)
Troy ends veteran homelessness

News 10 (9/26/15)
Local officials end veteran homelessness in Troy

TWC News (9/26/15)
Officials: All Homeless Veterans in Troy Are Off the Streets

Troy Record (4/20/15)
HUD announces help for veterans

TWC News (4/20/15)
Mayors Across the Region Come Together to Fight Against Veteran Homelessness

Troy Record (11/13/14)
Capital Region mayors aim to help homeless veterans

Times Union (11/12/14)
Mayors gather to fight veterans’ homelessness

Troy Record (09/13/14)
Troy to participate in Mayor’s Challenge to end Veteran Homelessness

TWC News (09/12/14)
Development on Housing Projects for Homeless Veterans Moving Forward