VA Invests $600 Million in Veteran Homelessness


Last week, The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) that allocates $600 million from the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to organizations and programs committed to serving Veteran families who are homeless or at high-risk of homelessness.

In order for veteran families to receive assistance under this initiative, they must be very low-income and occupying permanent housing, in the process of entering permanent housing, or exiting permanent housing for housing that better fits their needs.

The SSVF program promotes the housing first model for ending homelessness, in which permanent housing and supportive services are provided for the homeless to achieve stability.

This funding support from the VA will allow cities to continue making progress in ending Veteran homelessness.