Supportive Services for Veterans and Veteran Families

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is a program funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs that aims to improve low-income housing stability.  The program will be delivered in Essex and Middlesex Counties by Veterans Northeast Outreach Center and Volunteers of America MA through outreach and case management services.

Eligible Veteran Families: To be eligible for the supportive services under this program you must be:

  • A member of a Veteran family: A Veteran family is defined as a single person or a family in which the head of the household or the spouse of the head of the household  is a Veteran*.

  • Very low-income: Your household income does not exceed 50% of the area mean income (as adjusted).

  • "Occupying Permanent Housing": You either (a) are residing in permanent housing and are at risk of losing such housing; (b) are homeless and scheduled to become a resident of permanent housing within 90 days pending the location or development of housing suitable for permanent housing; or, (c) have exited permanent housing within the previous 90 days to seek other housing that is responsive to your needs and preferences. 

Supportive Services: Through the SSVF Program, VA aims to improve very low-income Veteran families' housing stability.  SSVF will provide outreach and case management services and will assist participants to obtain VA benefits and other public benefits, which may include:

  • Health Care Referrals

  • Daily Living Referrals

  • Personal Financial Planning Services & Referrals

  • Fiduciary & Payee Service Referrals

  • Legal Service Referrals

  • Housing Counseling Services & Referrals

  • Employment & Training Referrals

  • Temporary Financial Assistance (based on eligibility and available funding) rental arrearage, utilities, moving expenses, security & utility deposits, transportation, child care, and emergency supplies.

Established 1985

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