The Veterans Administration created a program called Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program, which will provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families in or transitioning to permanent housing. NENCAP is able to assist very low-income Veteran families by providing a range of supportive services designed to promote housing stability.
Through the SSVF Program, VA aims to improve very low-income Veteran families' housing stability. Through the SSVF Program, NENCAP can provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
- Short Term Rental Assistance
- Short Term Utility Fee Payment Assistance
- Security Deposits or Utility Deposits
- Moving Costs
- Short Term General Housing Stability Assistance
- Short Term Emergency Housing
- Transportation Assistance
- Veterans may be single or part of a family in which the head of the household, or spouse, is a Veteran.
- Discharge status must be under conditions other than dishonorable.
- Very Low-Income Making less than 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
- Currently residing in permanent housing and at risk of losing housing and becoming literally homeless but for SSVF assistance or
- Currently homeless, scheduled to become a resident of permanent housing within 90 days pending the location of permanent housing or
- Has exited permanent housing within the previous 90 days in order to seek housing that better fits with needs.