Removing Barries to Housing & Independence for Our Veterans
Since 1987, our Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program in Virginia has provided community-based supportive services to vulnerable veterans and families towards the goal of achieving self-sufficiency, and housing and financial stability.
Using the Housing First Model, the goal of the SSVF program is to promote housing stability among very low-income veteran families who would otherwise be without the support they need. We provide re-housing support to homeless veterans and their families, as well as homeless prevention support for those at risk of losing their housing. Additionally, our case managers assist SSVF participants with accessing Veteran Administration (VA) medical and other vital benefits.
Case Management may be the valued service needed to reduce a barrier keeping a Veteran and his or her family from obtaining or remaining in housing. However, time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) may be accessed if these payments help eligible Veterans’ families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
- A Veteran or a member of a family in which the head of household, or spouse of the head of household is a veteran
- Household income does not exceed 50 percent of area median income
- Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
- Temporary financial assistance and community service referrals
- Housing navigation support
- Smart renters training
- Job training and job search assistance referrals
- Career counseling and mentoring referrals
- Life skills support services and referrals
- Child care support
- New Hanover
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM