Factors such as joblessness, limited income, disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse, poor credit, criminal histories and traumatic events affect housing stability.  The SSVF program is designed to help Veterans and their families address these issues and secure permanent housing.  SSVF provides a short, intensive period of case management to link families to benefits and offers limited Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) with housing or moving expenses.

The SSVF program is not intended to provide long-term support for participants, nor is it able to address all the financial and supportive services needs of participants that affect housing stability.  Supportive services are available to eligible Veterans and other members of the household based on an assessment of their needs and individualized housing stability plan.  Participation in case management is required to ensure the success of households assisted.  Each household is screened to determine the appropriateness of the program and whether other interventions may better meet the identified needs.

For a complete list of all SSVF service providers nationwide, visit:    http://www.va.gov/homeless/ssvf.asp.

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program is funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Learn more about the SSVF program.