Category Benefits

28th Annual Sacramento Stand Down ready to give military veterans a boost

In times of war, the term “stand down” represents a break. A break from the fighting. A chance to eat a hot meal, to sleep on a cot instead of the ground, and maybe to get a shower. Some time to regroup, to decompress, and to rejuvenate before heading back into the fray. Some veterans […]

Veterans with CalVet home loans among those sorting out their futures in Paradise

Navy veteran Jim Davis saw an ominous sky as he headed out to the woodwork shop at his home in Paradise one morning in November 2018. “A really strange cloud,” he said. Davis sensed immediately that it soon would be raining fire, not water. He packed up what he could, then quickly left his property. […]

CalVet wins 2019 Abraham Lincoln Pillar of Excellence Award

Last week, CalVet Secretary Vito Imbasciani and Deputy Secretary for Veterans Services Keith Boylan attended the mid-winter conference of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C. They were presented with the 2019 Abraham Lincoln Pillar of Excellence Award in Innovation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the California […]

Immediate resources available for those affected by the government shutdown

The partial federal government shutdown is now the longest ever, and it is affecting many veterans and their families in California. CalVet is sharing resources to assist federal workers during this shutdown. EDD provides assistance to furloughed employees At the direction of Governor Gavin Newsom, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) is streamlining the processing […]

California State Parks offers Free Admission at 144 State Parks this Monday, Nov. 12

This Monday, Nov. 12, California State Parks will offer free admission to 144 state parks in observance of Veterans Day and as a sign of gratitude to the service of veterans, as well as active and reserve personnel to our nation. Veterans, active duty and reserve military must show a valid military ID in order […]

Insight into incredible veteran benefits of a CalVet Farm and Home Loan

Established in 1921, following the return of soldiers from World War I, the CalVet Home Loan program was created to ensure U.S. servicemembers were given an opportunity to find affordable housing in California. What started as a gesture of gratitude is now a competitive, excellent veteran home loan program that is still going strong 97 […]

CalVet Supports Veterans Living in Fire-Affected Areas

People throughout California are feeling the impacts of more than a dozen major wildfires, whether directly through evacuations and loss of property, or indirectly through smoke-filled skies and hazy conditions. On July 25, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared a state of emergency for Riverside and Shasta counties due to the Cranston and Carr fires. A […]

Happy Birthday! CalVet celebrates 72 years serving veterans

Veterans coming home from World War I in 1921 reaped the rewards of low-interest farm and home loan financing available through our Farm and Home program, but it wasn’t until 1946 that the Department became a permanent fixture in California. On this day, 72 years ago, the Legislature enacted law creating the department to serve […]

Your Comprehensive Guide to California Veterans Benefits

Are you curious about veteran benefits? Well, we have answers. Whether you’re looking for healthcare benefits, a CalVet home loan or assistance finding employment, our comprehensive 2018 California Veterans Resource Book removes the guesswork, making it easy for you to access the benefits and services you have earned. CalVet’s Veterans Resource Book, which is now available in both digital […]

CalVet Home Loans are good for veterans and the economy

When it comes to veterans benefits, it’s hard to beat our CalVet home loans. Our competitive-interest-rate loans, with little or no down payment, put the dream of home ownership within reach for many veterans who would not qualify for a loan anywhere else. What’s more, the program has not spent a single tax dollar in […]