Supportive Services For Veteran Families

Program Description

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program is a VA program that awards grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives who assist very low-income Veterans and their families.

SSVF provides rapid rehousing and housing stabilization for low-income veteran families. The program provides financial assistance, payable to third-party providers, for expenses such as rent, security deposit, utilities, and transportation. Program agencies also provide participant veterans and families with case management and supportive services.

Program agencies may differ in the details of available support, but the basic eligibility for SSVF is consistent across agencies.


  • Rapid rehousing services: Case management and financial assistance. Allowable expenses might include temporary hotel stays, rent, security deposit, moving expenses, utilities, bus passes, car repair.
  • Homelessness prevention services: Financial assistance for veterans with a temporary gap in income or missed payments.


  • Homeless or at-risk of homelessness.
  • Other than dishonorable discharge.
  • Household income less than 50% of the area median income. For FY14, in the Providence area, income guidelines (by household size) are approximately, 1: $25,350. 2: $28,950. 3: $32,600. 4: $36,200. This may vary by community.
  • Veteran must be the head of household.

Participating Programs

Contact Info

Supportive Services for Veteran Families


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