In the wake of the recent VA scandal there have been many news articles published regarding the American Legion’s involvement in setting up American Legion Veteran’s Crisis Centers throughout the United States. Currently, there is no Crisis Center serving the Houston or surrounding areas. In the Houston or surrounding areas, veterans needing assistance, should contact the Houston Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Houston Regional Office administers a variety of services and benefits including Compensation and Pension, Home Loan Guaranty, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. Other services provided include specially adapted housing grants, benefits counseling, fiduciary/guardianship services, outreach services for the homeless, elderly, minority Veterans and women Veterans, and public affairs.
The office serves a population of 759,739 Veterans in 90 counties of southern Texas, the Republic of Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The Houston VA employee workforce consists of 622 employees, 302 of whom are also Veterans.
The regional office has several locations to serve you, from the Houston to the Rio Grande Valley.
The Regional Office is located in Houston, TX at 6900 Almeda Road between Old Spanish Trail (OST) and Holcombe Blvd, behind the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.
They are open from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding Federal Holidays).
**You Must For An Appointment**
Benefits Information Number: 1-800-827-1000
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) Number: 1-800-829-4833
Loan Guaranty Information Number: 1-888-232-2571