Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is a Rapid Rehousing intervention specifically for veteran households. Rental assistance and case management are time limited with the goal of assisting the household in obtaining and maintaining permanent and stable housing.
We are proud to be the rental assistance administration partner for the UMOM SSVF program.
Participants in SSVF programs are assisted in locating a dwelling unit of their choice in the community that meets program eligibility requirements. For the dwelling unit to be eligible in the program, the unit must pass a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection. The rent for the unit must also be determined to be reasonable in comparison to other unassisted units similar in location, size, unit type, age, unit amenities and property facilities.
Participants in the programs pay a portion of their monthly income towards the cost of rent and utilities, gradually increasing over time as their income increases. The remaining portion of the Contract Rent for the dwelling unit is subsidized by the program and is paid directly to the Landlord.
The HOM program participant is the leaseholder and the sole tenant for the dwelling unit. HOM enters into Rental Assistance Agreement with landlords to provide rental assistance to SSVF participants and their authorized family members.
Supportive services in SSVF programs are tailored to meet the individual needs of the household and may include case management, mental health treatment and counseling, substance use treatment, assistance with daily activities, skills training and development, transportation, health education, conflict resolution, crisis response, and assistance with socialization and seeking employment. Services are flexible and primarily focused on the outcome of housing stability. Supportive services are provided by HOM’s partners.