Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Vet family

The SSVF Program focuses on securing and maintaining housing for veterans who are currently homeless or would be homeless without this assistance. It provides temporary financial assistance and services to help persons gain housing stability. The goal is for veterans in the SSVF program to remain stably housed after this temporary assistance ends.


Supportive services available to SSVF participants:

  • Outreach Services
  • Case Management Services
  • Assistance obtaining VA benefits
  • Assistance obtaining other public benefits
  • Additional temporary financial assistance, which includes:
    • Rental assistance
    • Utility-fee payment assistance
    • Transportation
    • Child Care and other qualifying services


  • Veterans may be single or part of a family in which the head of the household, or spouse, is a veteran.
  • Discharge status must be under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Very low income: making less than 50% of the area median income (AMI).
  • Prevention and rapid re-housing:
    • Currently residing in permanent housing and at risk of losing housing and becoming literally homeless but for SSVF assistance or
    • Currently homeless, scheduled to become a resident of permanent housing within 90 days pending the location of permanent housing or
    • Has exited permanent housing within the previous 90 days in order to seek housing that better fits with needs.


Meron Girmay, 408.510.7513 or Janbir Sandhu, 408.510.7512

Learn More

Click here for the PDF of the SSVF flyer.