Veteran Services

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is a community based housing program specifically targeted to veterans and their families. SSVF provides short term, rapid rehousing and homelessness prevention assistance with intensive case management to very low-income Veteran families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. The goal is to help increase participants ability to sustain permanent housing and reach their full potential. Stabilization Coordinator’s work with Veteran families to identify their housing stability goals, such as locating affordable rental housing, securing utilities. They also assist in obtaining or maintaining employment, budgeting, and applying for VA benefits. In addition to these services, we also provide Veterans and their families temporary financial assistance for some expenses relating to housing stability such as rent, utilities, employment and vocational costs, childcare, and moving costs.

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of homeless veterans have seen combat

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

The goal of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program is to promote housing stability among very low-income veterans and veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. SSVF offers a range of short-term services that include:

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Intensive case management

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Moving and storage costs (max 3 months)

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Short-term rent assistance and/or arrears

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Short-term utility assistance and/or arrears

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Housing search assistance

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Security deposit (1x in a 2 year period)

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Utility deposits (1x in a 3 year period)

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Money management skills, job readiness assistance

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Childcare

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Community referrals

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Assistance obtaining public benefits

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Emergency supplies

BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

A Veteran Household

  • Either (a) Veteran; or (b) a household in which the head of household, or the spouse of the head of household, is a Veteran.
  • The Veteran is a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who has been discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.

Very Low- Income

Household income does not exceed 50% of area median income before taxes.

Occupying Permanent Housing

  • Experiencing homelessness
  • At risk of losing permanent housing, but for SSVF assistance

FY 2016 INCOME LIMITS

Washington, Benton, and Madison Counties

Cleaning Supplies

Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Cleaning Supplies
Broom/Mop
Vacuum
Laundry Detergent
Iron/Ironing Board
Alarm Clock
Hangers

Bath

Shower Curtain/Rod/Hooks
Bath Towel Sets

Kitchen

Pots and pans
Cooking Utensils
Cups
Dinnerware
Utensils
Bakeware
Kitchen Tools
Coffee Maker
Toaster
Trash Can
Dish Towels
Dishwashing Soap

Bedding

Air mattress (full/queen)
Sheet sets (full/queen)
Blankets/Comforters
Bed Pillows

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