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Department of Veterans' Affairs: Agency Subdivisions

The Veterans' Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Veterans' Affairs. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Veterans' Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Veterans' Affairs. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

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Advisory Committee to the Director of Veterans’ Affairs
Address: 700 Summer St. NE, Salem 97301-1285
Phone: 503-373-2383
Contact: Dennis Guthrie, Chair
Statutory Authority: ORS 406.210

 

Duties and Responsibilities: The committee consists of nine people, all veterans appointed by the governor, who advise the director and staff of the ODVA on a wide variety of matters. The committee members act as advocates for veterans’ issues and represent veterans’ concerns across Oregon.

 

Aging Veteran's Services
Address: 700 Summer St. NE, Salem 97301-1285
Phone: 503-373-2028
Fax: 503-373-2391
Contact: Mary Jaeger, Director


Duties and Responsibilities: ODVA’s Aging Veterans’ Services includes its Conservatorship Program, which helps veterans, survivors and dependents who are legally designated “protected persons” to preserve and manage their estates while providing income and assets for shelter, medical, personal and other needs. This division also operates two Oregon Veterans’ Homes located in Lebanon and The Dalles where skilled nursing, rehabilitative and Alzheimer’s disease care is provided for veterans, spouses and Gold Star parents (parents whose children died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces).

 

Home Loan Program
Address: 700 Summer St. NE, Salem 97301-1285
Phone: 503-373-2051; Toll-free: 1-800-828-8801, 1-888-673-8387 (within Oregon)
Fax: 503-373-2393
Contact: Cody Cox, Manager

 

Duties and Responsibilities: Administered by the ODVA since its inception, the ORVET Home Loan Program is designed to provide eligible veterans with home loans at the lowest possible interest rates.

 

Veterans’ Services Division
Address: 700 Summer St. NE, Salem 97301-1285
Phone: 503-373-2249
Contact: Eric Belt, Administrator; Mitch Sparks, Director

 

Duties and Responsibilities: The Veterans’ Services Division includes funding, certification for, and training of, national, statewide and county Veteran Service Offices that provide free benefits counseling and claims services to veterans, survivors and dependents. This division includes support for specific minority groups within Oregon’s increasingly diverse veteran population, including women, tribal, incarcerated and LGBTQ veterans.

 

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