Eligibility Criteria

Veteran Status:

You must have served in the active military, naval, or air service. You must have been discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable or a General Court Martial.

Veteran Family:

Either the head of household, or the spouse of the head of household, must be an eligible Veteran as defined above.

Literally Homeless or At Imminent Risk:

If you are currently residing in housing (e.g, a place you rent or own, living with friends or family—even temporarily, or living in a motel paid for by you or your friends/family, etc.), then you must be at imminent risk of homelessness. That means you must have a current, valid eviction notice or equivalent document to verify that you can no longer reside there.

If you are literally homeless (e.g., living on the street, in a car, emergency shelter, motel paid for by government or charitable organization, or place not meant for habitation—like a shed, bus station, etc.), then we will be happy to discuss your situation to determine what documentation you will need.

Income Limit:

Each year, HUD publishes Area Median Income (AMI) data for every county and metropolitan area in the country. SSVF requires that your total household gross annual income be at or below 50% of the AMI for your household size in your county.


If you are enrolled in the HUD-VASH program, your HUD-VASH case manager must submit a referral packet to SSVF. Speak with your HUD-VASH case manager about your need for SSVF services.

*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.