Department of Veterans Affairs Announces $100M in grants for SSVF Program
July 17, 2012
Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the awarding of $100M to community organizations across the nation to implement the Supportive Services for Veteran Famlies program. 141 community organizations will serve roughly 42,000 Veterans and their families who are currently experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk of experiencing homelessness. The SSVF program's first year of implementation was in 2011. The first year of the program, community organizations granted $60 million by the Department of Veterans Affairs served roughly 22,000 Veterans and their families.
“We are committed to ending Veteran homelessness in America,” said Shinseki. “These grants will help VA and community organizations reach out and prevent at-risk Veterans from losing their homes.”
The SSVF program provides assistance to very low-income Veteran families who are living or transitioning to permanent housing, and offer a range of services from short-term rental assistance to case management for VA benefits.