38 U.S. Code § 1708 - Temporary lodging
The Secretary may furnish persons described in subsection (b) with temporary lodging in a Fisher house or other appropriate facility in connection with the examination, treatment, or care of a veteran under this chapter or, as provided for under subsection (e)(5), in connection with benefits administered under this title.
(b) Persons to whom the Secretary may provide lodging under subsection (a) are the following:
(c) In this section, the term “Fisher house” means a housing facility that—
is available for residential use on a temporary basis by patients of that facility and others described in subsection (b)(2); and
The Secretary may establish charges for providing lodging under this section. The proceeds from such charges shall be credited to the medical services account and shall be available until expended for the purposes of providing such lodging.
(e) The Secretary shall prescribe regulations to carry out this section. Such regulations shall include provisions—
establishing standards and criteria under which charges are established for such lodging under subsection (d);
establishing criteria for persons considered to be accompanying a veteran under subsection (b)(2);
establishing criteria for the use of the premises of temporary lodging facilities under this section; and