Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is an initiative of The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to promote housing stability among very low-income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing.
The SSVF program provides rapid rehousing and homeless prevention services through evidence-based practices and case management strategies to achieve housing stability within 90 days
Eligible Veteran households can receive a variety of supportive services. These services may include:
• Case Management
• Housing Counseling and Placement
• Employment Services
• VA and Public Benefits Support
• Outreach Services
• Daily Living Services
• Transportation Services
• Health Care Services
• Fiduciary and Payee Services
• Personal Financial Planning Services
• Resource and Referral Services
• Time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed childcare providers)
In order to qualify for assistance with SSVF, all households must meet the following three requirements for eligibility:
1. Verification of active-duty service and qualifying discharge status (from Form DD-214, Statement of Active Duty Service, VHA Eligibility, etc.)
2. Income resources at or below 50% of Area Median Income based upon household size (calculated during eligibility)
3. Be experiencing literal homelessness or facing imminent housing loss
*Additional eligibility screening is completed for homeless prevention services to determine service needs and potential links with other community-based service providers.
*National Guard and Reservists who were activated by Presidential Order to serve in another State or Country (beyond their initial training), and received a Form DD-214 may also be eligible
Please reach out to Veterans Bridge Home for questions or apply by calling: 704-495-3315
For Veterans and their families meeting the eligibility requirements above, complete the form at this link request assistance and indicate that you are seeking housing/shelter assistance.
Veterans Bridge Home and Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte have partnered together to bring SSVF services to Mecklenburg County. Veterans Bridge Home provides Intake and Screening for Eligibility to the program. Once determined eligible, a referral is made to Catholic Charities, care coordinators pick up the referral and work with the family to assist them with their housing needs.
To learn more about SSVF click on this link to Catholic Charities SSVF Home page.