Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Factors such as joblessness, limited income, disabilities, mental illness, substance use, poor credit, criminal histories, and traumatic events affect housing stability. Alliance’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program is designed to help Veteran families address these issues and secure permanent housing. SSVF provides a short, intensive period of case management to link families to benefits and provide temporary financial assistance with housing or moving expenses.
Temporary Financial Assistance
SSVF offers limited financial assistance that helps Veterans remain in or obtain permanent housing:
- Rent*, penalties, or fees
- Utility fees
- Security or utility deposits
- Moving costs
- Child care
*Not including mortgage payments
Only participants receiving case management will be eligible for financial assistance payments. All payments made to 3rd parties.
Alliance case managers are experienced, trained, and educated professionals who truly care about helping others and who have a unique understanding of Veteran needs. They will
- Assess your individual needs and situation
- Develop a plan to help you achieve your housing goals
- Link you with vital resources at the VA and in the community
- Monitor progress towards your goals and refine as needed
- Advocate on your behalf at the VA and in the community
SSVF participants will receive a short (3-6 months) period of case management to assist them with obtaining permanent housing.
Alliance case managers travel throughout Maryland to serve Veterans. Please see this map to see if Alliance serves your area. The map also includes a listing of other SSVF providers throughout Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia.
Referrals and Eligibility
Eligible SSVF Veterans
- At least one day of active military service
- Discharge other than dishonorable
- Very low income
- Must be at imminent risk of becoming homeless OR
- Newly homeless (within past 3 months) OR
- Homeless (link to HUDs definition of homeless] but scheduled to be re-housed (within 3 months)
Family members of vets can also receive services (i.e. spouse and children)
Service providers can make referrals with this form.