Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP)


Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP)

Our Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) helps homeless vets find meaningful employment so that they can be productive members of the community. HVRP is funded by the federal Department of Labor. The program assists homeless vets with resources, vocational training and job opportunities.


HVRP offers a broad range of training and employment services. They include:

  • Skills assessment
  • Classroom training
  • Job search activities
  • Job preparation
  • On-the-job training
  • Job placement
  • Help with transportation, clothing and work equipment needs
  • Placement follow-up services
  • Vocational counseling

We work with numerous partners in the community to deliver these services. These partners include businesses, training programs, educational institutions, human service organizations, veterans-serving agencies, government, and others. In addition to helping individuals gain employment, our HVRP program connects them to the educational, counseling and support services they may need.


To help homeless veterans take advantage and make the most of our program, our HVRP model includes outreach, pre-enrollment assessment, job training, job development, obtaining employer commitments to hire, and post-placement follow-up service.

To be eligible for HVRP services, an individual must be homeless and a veteran.

  • A “homeless” individual is someone who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This term includes persons whose primary nighttime residence is either a supervised public or private shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations; an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or a private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
  • A “veteran” is a person who served in the active U.S. military, naval or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.


In the last year, our HVRP has helped more than 100 homeless veterans gain employment and more than 70 to gain housing.

The average wage for those placed into jobs is higher than minimum wage.

HVRP has served more than 650 veterans since 2010.
In 2014, Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) and Veterans Services provided employment services to 157, enrolled 49 homeless veterans and secured employment for 33
HVRP served 73 veterans in 2013 and assisted 26 of them to find employment


Homeless veterans interested in assistance with housing and employment are encouraged to call or email our HVRP Specialists Claudia Edmonson 313-297-0076 or Cynthia Hunter 313-297-0089. You can also contact our Piquette Square office, located at 6221 Brush Street, Detroit MI 48202, by calling 313-874-7014 x. 340


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