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What is the Mission of the Veterans Furniture Center?
Why doesn’t the VA provide furniture to veterans?
As a Veteran in Need, why can’t I go directly to the VFC for furniture?
What is HUD-VASH?
“Through public housing authorities, HUD provides rental assistance vouchers for privately owned housing to Veterans who are eligible for VA health care services and are experiencing homelessness. VA case managers may connect these Veterans with support services such as health care, mental health treatment and substance use counseling to help them in their recovery process and with their ability to maintain housing in the community. Among VA homeless continuum of care programs, HUD-VASH enrolls the largest number and largest percentage of Veterans who have experienced long-term or repeated homelessness. At the end of FY 2018, there were 85,509 Veterans with active HUD-VASH vouchers and 78,234 Veterans in housing with a HUD-VASH voucher.” (From the VA Website)For more information visit the VA website: https://www.va.gov/homeless/hud-vash.asp.
How much of my donations goes to the Veterans?
If you donate to our Support a Veteran Program, 100% of your donation will go to buy furniture and household goods for our veterans.
Are my donations eligible for a Tax Credit?
The VFC is a Qualifying Charitable Organization certified by the Arizona Department of Revenue. If you pay income tax to the State of Arizona, you can apply up to $400 per individual or $800 per couple to what you owe the State of Arizona. Note that this is a Tax Credit, not a deduction. You subtract the credit from what you owe, meaning you can donate up to $800 and get it all back through a reduction in your tax bill. Donations made by April 15 may be used against the previous year’s taxes. Note that you must owe the tax to take the credit.
You do not have to itemize to take the tax credit. This is not a deduction. After you calculate what you owe in taxes, subtract your donation and pay only the difference.
Can I also take a deduction on my Federal Taxes?
Can I get a Tax Receipt for my donation?
How does VFC know the recipients are Veterans in need?
Do you accept used furniture donations?
The Veterans Furniture Center is no longer accepting any used furniture or household goods. We apologize for any inconvenience. We must focus on the needs of our formerly homeless veterans, who live in very small, one-three room apartments. Even the best quality donated items often were too big or unsuitable for their use.
To give our transitioning veterans a hand up in their efforts to become functioning members of society we now deliver a complete kit of new furniture and household goods specifically tailored to meet their needs. We appreciate those who donated in the past and hope that you will understand that we must focus on our mission of assisting transitioning veterans so that they may lead a successful life and not return to the street.
We especially appreciate the support of Living Spaces who is providing brand new beds for all of our needy veterans.
Thank you for your understanding. Please consider supporting us as we strive to reduce, and eventually end, veteran homelessness.
Are you part of a National Organization?
Who is United For Change?
Where can I get additional information?
We are happy to answer any questions. Please contact us. We will get back to you as soon as possible.