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Homeless Veterans

General Program Information and Regulations

Section 604 of the Veterans' Mental Health and Other Care Improvements Act of 2008, Public Law 110-387, authorized VA to develop the SSVF Program. Supportive services grants have been awarded to selected private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives that will assist very low-income Veteran families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. Grantees will provide a range of supportive services to eligible Veteran families that are designed to promote housing stability.

I. Provider List

Under the SSVF program, VA awards grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives who can provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. View our provider list below to find an SSVF agency near you.

II. Program Guide

The SSVF Program Guide provides an overview of the SSVF Program. This Program Guide has force for oversight, auditing and program review purposes, and is to be used by applicants to the SSVF Program, grantees, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) staff members, and other interested third parties involved in the SSVF Program. See the most recent version of the guide below.

III. Final Rule

On August 28, 2019, an amended rule was published in the Federal Register allows grantees serving selected communities to offer the option of a new SSVF rental subsidy known as a shallow subsidy. This rental subsidy is now available as of October 1, 2019. The final list of counties where this subsidy can be offered is published in the Federal Register and available below.

IV. Most Recent NOFA

Click the links below to view the Notice of Fund Available for the SSVF Program.

  • SSVF NOFA for services in FY 2021
  • Click here to access Application via your SSVF GIFTS account (for grantees only). Once application is created, please return to GIFTS account to complete,to avoid starting a new blank application.

V. OMB Circulars

Click the link below to review the OMB Circulars that govern the SSVF Program.

VI. Fact Sheet

This sheet was last updated October 2016.

VII. SSVF Annual Report