Recently, the U.S. The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) approved 12 additional hospital campuses around the US to become sites for new Fisher Houses. This is a step in the right direction for creating more accessible housing options for military families and loved ones.
Fisher Houses are free, temporary living arrangements made specifically for veterans’ families and caregivers and are located on VA hospital campuses. According to a press release published by the VA, over 47,401 military families stayed in VA Fisher Houses in 2019 and 2020 and saved more than $32 million that they would have otherwise paid in lodging expenses.
The goal of a Fisher House is to provide veterans’ families with short-term, comfortable housing during their loved one’s medical treatment if they live too far from a VA hospital to commute. Since 1990, The Fisher House Foundation has served a collective 400,000 families, provided over 10 million days of lodging, and saved a total of $525 million. If you are a family member or caregiver of an active-duty or retired military member, you may be eligible for a Fisher House accommodation at no cost.
The addition of 12 medical centers will create a total of 76 VA Fisher Houses around the United States. The following VA hospitals have been approved for housing:
A veteran receiving or recovering from medical care can be stressful for his or her loved ones. Contact a veteran’s disability attorney at our firm for more insight on whether you may be eligible for a Fisher House accommodation at no charge.