Homeless Services

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We provide a broad range of services and housing assistance for families, veterans and individuals experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness. Our Housing First approach is based on our firm belief that everyone has the right to safe, decent and affordable housing; and that securing housing for the homeless person enables him or her to effectively respond to treatment of mental illness and substance abuse issues that are often the root causes of homelessness. We work to secure the documents and assistance for those in need to become eligible for our housing programs.


Coordinated Assessment Model

The Coordinated Assessment Model (CAM) is a systemic approach to homeless programming that focuses on aligning the needs of households that are experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis with the best program to address their needs. Our supportive housing programs to address homelessness are located at our Housing Resource Center (HRC).


Piquette Square for Veterans

Piquette Square is a 150-unit apartment project in Detroit to house and care for homeless veterans. Piquette Square offers comprehensive support services to help the veterans develop self-sufficiency and reintegrate into the community. Southwest Solutions developed Piquette Square and owns and manages it.


Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

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.


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We have housed more than 1300 homeless persons since 2005.

94% of those helped into housing have remained in permanent housing for more than six months.

Go-Getters serves 60 people a day and provides 1500 hot meals per month.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) assisted 505 veterans in 2014. Since the program began in late 2012, has helped more 1,500 low-income veterans and their families find or retain housing and obtain support services to better their lives.

92% of the Piquette veterans report they are “significantly better off” since they moved in; Half have participated in a job readiness program.

HVRP has served 464 veterans in years 2010 to 2014 and has placed 167 in jobs.