Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Overview

The Veterans Administration created a program called Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program, which will provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families in or transitioning to permanent housing. NENCAP is able to assist very low-income Veteran families by providing a range of supportive services designed to promote housing stability.

 

Supportive Services

Through the SSVF Program, VA aims to improve very low-income Veteran families' housing stability.  Through the SSVF Program, NENCAP can provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:

  • Short Term Rental Assistance
  • Short Term Utility Fee Payment Assistance
  • Security Deposits or Utility Deposits
  • Moving Costs
  • Short Term General Housing Stability Assistance
  • Short Term Emergency Housing
  • Transportation Assistance

 

Eligibility

  • Veterans may be single or part of a family in which the head of the household, or spouse, is a Veteran.
  • Discharge status must be under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Very Low-Income Making less than 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
  • Currently residing in permanent housing and at risk of losing housing and becoming literally homeless but for SSVF assistance or
  • Currently homeless, scheduled to become a resident of permanent housing within 90 days pending the location of permanent housing or
  • Has exited permanent housing within the previous 90 days in order to seek housing that better fits with needs.