From:                                         SSVF

Sent:                                           Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:32 AM

To:                                               SSVF

Subject:                                     SSVF Program Update Friday August 3, 2018


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1.            Save the Date: Rapid Re-Housing Institute (RRHI)

2.            Resource: Information on Registering to Vote at

3.            Success Story: A Veteran Story Serving Veterans in Spokane

4.            Notice: August Webinar Cancelled



Save the Date: Rapid Re-Housing Institute (RRHI)


The SSVF Program Office, with the support of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and other federal and national partners, is pleased to announce a Save the Date for the second annual Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Institutes. These events are specifically targeted to RRH practitioners and crisis response system planners!


The VA, in close partnership with its partners and technical assistance providers, and other national partners, are currently planning the two Rapid Rehousing Institutes for the fall of 2018 (both events will be identical in content). These events, which will be different in format and content from the 2017 events, will bring together RRH practitioners and planners from around the country for an intensive, 1.5-day training and conference event focused on topics and creative solutions to rapid rehousing and rapid resolution (diversion and rapid exit) practices.


SSVF grantees will spend an extra half day beyond their CoC partner attendees, making this a full two-day event for grantees. A preliminary agenda will be released later in the summer.


Due to space limitations, there will be a limit to the number of individual attendees per SSVF grantee. The Program Office will provide instructions on who should attend from each organization when registration opens later in the summer.


While the site locations are still being confirmed, we anticipate the following schedule:

•  East Coast Rapid Rehousing Institute: October 2 - October 3, 2018 (City TBD) •  West Coast Rapid Rehousing Institute: October 16 - October 17, 2018 (City TBD)


We will continue to provide information as registration and travel logistics come into focus. In the meantime, questions related to these events can be sent to the SSVF program’s technical assistance address at


This event is being sponsored by the VA, with support from HUD and USICH, and the primary SSVF TA partners, The Technical Assistance Collaborative and Abt Associates.



Resource: Information on Registering to Vote at


The SSVF Program Office would like to remind SSVF Providers that it is important to assist Veterans in registering to vote.  Registration deadlines for November elections are approaching in many states. is a helpful website with links to voter resources including basic steps on how to vote, a guide for new voters, and information on where and how to register.



Success Story: A Veteran Story Serving Veterans in Spokane


The SSVF Program Office is proud to share a video titled “A Veteran Story: Serving Veterans in Spokane”.  In this video, Walter, a US Army Veteran describes what his life was like when he was experiencing homelessness and he tells us how the VA Healthcare for the Homeless program in Spokane, Washington, SSVF provider, Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest, and the Spokane Regional Veterans office worked together to help him find housing, employment and supportive services.  Walter explains that he felt that these three agencies truly wanted him to be successful “They treated me like a person and not like a statistic”.  We encourage you to watch and share Walter’s story with your community partners.



Notice: August Webinar Cancelled


The SSVF Program Office wanted to inform SSVF grantees that the national webinar scheduled for August 9th has been cancelled.



Thank You,


SSVF Program Office


NOTE:  If you are receiving this email in error, please disregard.  We request your patience as the SSVF Program Office continues to address system issues with the grants management database.