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The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program aims to improve very low income veteran families’ housing stability. SSVF provides outreach and case management services and assists participants in obtaining VA benefits and other public benefits. Veterans may qualify for short term rental assistance or assistance with first month’s rent, security deposit and /or utility assistance. The SSVF program is implemented through our Housing Resource Center.
SSVF provides rental assistance to eligible veterans. The assistance includes:
In addition to rental assistance, SSVF case managers will assist veterans and their families to obtain VA and other public benefits, childcare, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and opportunities for skill building, job training and education. Case managers will work closely with veteran-serving agencies and community partners to facilitate veterans accessing these services.
Because the SSVF program is a short-term intervention, it is intended for veterans who have good familial or personal supports that would enable them to take advantage of the program and move toward self-sufficiency.
Find or retain housing and obtain support services to better their lives.
To inquire about the SSVF program, SSVF veteran screening phone number 313.481.7900. Please use this number if you are inquiring about services for yourself or someone you know. For other questions, email Ken Cobb.