Veterans

Welcome Veterans!

Precinct One is committed to supporting and assisting our veterans.

We are grateful for your faithful service to the United States, and are committed to serving veterans throughout Harris County, which has the largest veteran population in Texas. To serve you better, a committee analyzed the quality of Harris County’s veteran services. The committee found opportunities to change our service model. In 2019, Commissioners Court adopted the committee's recommendations to improve our veterans' services. As with all our programs, Precinct One incorporates equity, fairness and justice as priorities for Harris County Veterans Services Department (HCVSD) goals.

Aligning with the committee's 2019 recommendations, we began making changes:

  • HCVSD was restructured and its staff was expanded to ensure that employees reflect the diversity found in the U.S. Armed Forces  and in our country.
  • We roughly doubled the HCVSD's operational budget.
  • In 2020, the county conducted a national search for a HCVSD director, which culminated in hiring Dave Lewis.
  • Mr. Lewis quickly established a new vision for the department, and set new goals, objectives and success metrics.

This year, we continued our improvement by developing the Harris County Precinct One veteran's registration. By completing the survey, veterans can easily stay in contact with the county and learn about programs and resources available.

You will be able to answer questions regarding household size and annual income, employment status, homeowner or renter, disabilities, etc. The registration process allows us to better understand veterans’ needs in our community.  Based on your responses, we have and continue to develop initiatives and outreach according to the specific needs of our veteran community.

Some of the needs the survey initially identified were:

  • Workforce resources
  • Programs for seniors
  • Help enrolling in benefits
  • Housing
  • Disabilities/transportation
  • Empowered gender equality

We want you to be part of this initiative to address these needs. Fill out our survey to be part of our network.

Precinct One remains an advocate for veterans and their dependents in Harris County. We will continue to list resources and post the most up-to-date information about what we are doing for veterans in Harris County.

Veterans may access the survey here.



VETERANS RESOURCES

There are also a number of resources available to veterans in our area from the County, State Government, and the Veteran's Affairs office of the federal government. You can find more information about these resources through the links below: