Veteran Services

Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (SSVF)

What is the SSVF program?

SSVF provides short term, rapid rehousing and homeless prevention assistance with intensive case management to very low-income veteran families to obtain and maintain stable permanent housing. The SSVF program focuses on intensive case management to help participants increase their ability to sustain permanent housing and reach their greatest potential. Veteran Service Navigators will work with veteran families to identify their housing stability goals such as locating affordable rental housing, obtaining or maintaining employment, budgeting, or applying for VA and public benefits. In addition to working with a Veteran Service Navigator, the SSVF program is able to provide temporary financial assistance to the veteran household for some expenses relating to housing stability.

Eligible veterans can receive temporary financial assistance for housing costs that include utilities, rent, deposits and other eligible expenses required to move into permanent housing.

Who is eligible for SSVF assistance?

*Veterans with a discharge status that is anything other than dishonorable and have Active Duty time.

*Must be currently homeless or at-risk of losing their permanent night-time residence

*Annual household income and assets are below 50% AMI

*If the veteran will become or remain homeless without assistance from SSVF, the veteran may be eligible for assistance.

If you are unsure of eligibility or would like to apply, contact John Mention, SSVF Intake Coordinator (843) 213-1798 x105 who can assist with questions and gathering required eligibility documents.

SSVF Program Coordinator: Sean Scurlock, (843) 213-1798 x111, sscurlock@echomeless.org

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