The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program provides housing and support services to eligible low-income Veteran families who are homeless, or who are about to be homeless.
Supportive services available include:
- Personal Financial Planning Services and Credit Counseling
- Income Support Services
- Legal Services
- Housing Counseling
- Healthcare Navigation
- Vocational and Rehabilitation Services through the New York State Department of Labor
- Employment Training Assistance through the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center
- Case Management Services
- Peer Support/Outreach Services through Suffolk County United Veterans
- Assistance obtaining VA and other Public Benefits though Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency
- Other Supportive Services/Temporary Financial Assistance
Temporary financial assistance may include:
- Rental Assistance
- Utility-fee Payment
- Security or Utility Deposit
- Moving Cost
- Emergency Housing Stability
- Child Care Financial 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 – See below)
- Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing
- 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.
Outreach Coordinator, SSVF Program