Department of Veterans' Affairs

Present Duties

Veterans' Building
The Veterans' Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Veterans' Affairs. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20160310-9199​)
The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) provides direct access to earned benefits and services to nearly 300,000 Oregon veterans and their families. ODVA conducts advocacy for traditionally underserved veteran communities. They build partnerships with organizations to provide veteran-specific services for sustainable and supportive housing, access to health and behavioral health services and services to assist veterans in completing their educational goals. ODVA has three major program areas: aging veteran services, the veteran home loan program and statewide veteran services, plus core operations to support and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of each division.​
Agency Website

Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, and programs.

Contact Information

Telephone: 503-373-2000; Toll-free: 1-800-828-8801; TTY: 50​3-373-2217
Fax: 503-373-2362
Contact: Nakeia Council Daniels, ​Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Veterans' Affairs

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 406.020

Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records & Publications​

Records Retention Schedule - a list of the public records kept at the agency

State Archives Holdings from This Agency

The following are selected abbreviated listings from the holdings of the Oregon State Archives. Additional records may be available. These records may be viewed free of charge at the State Archives Building in Salem. Copies are available for a fee. Take the Web tour for more information about visiting or ordering copies from the Oregon State Archives.
Title: Discharge Index
Dates: 1942-1945
Cubic Ft.: 22
Title: World War 1, "Doughboy" - video tape​
Dates: 1991
Cubic Ft.: .1