Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing
What is SSVF?
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program is a homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing program designed to assist Veteran families at risk of homelessness to maintain their housing and to rapidly re-house Veteran families who are experiencing homelessness.
Prevention Services focus on “Would this individual or family be homeless but for SSVF assistance?”
SSVF is “person-centered.” The Veteran defines his/her household; services are focused on the household’s needs as they define them.
Who is eligible?*
Low-income Veterans or Veteran Families who are considered literally homeless (by VA guidelines) or are considered to be at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
Case Management: A housing stability plan is developed with each client and may include: housing search, securing utilities, landlord mediation, budgeting, coordinating other services.
Financial Assistance: Temporary financial assistance may be available to those who will become/remain homeless but for SSVF financial assistance including: security deposits, rental assistance, utility deposits/assistance, childcare, moving costs, etc.
*Meeting basic eligibility criteria does not guarantee SSVF services. Furthermore, SSVF service may have additional criteria to determine eligibility and to prioritize the delivery of services. Approval into the SSVF Program does not guarantee any financial assistance. All services are provided on a case-by-case basis as deemed necessary and in accordance with the SSVF Program Guide.