Supportive Services For Veteran Families (SSVF)

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SHELTER, Inc.’s Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) is one of 151 programs funded by the VA as part of a nationwide effort to end veteran homelessness. Under the SSVF program, VA awards grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives to provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing.

We serve Contra Costa County Veterans who are at risk of losing their housing as well as those veterans who are homeless.

The SSVF program provides eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits.

In addition, SSVF may also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g. landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis. We work with Bay Area Legal Aid who provides services consultation to veterans in areas such as housing, benefit acquisition and discharge upgrades. 


  • The Veteran must have a discharge other than dishonorable. Proof of veteran discharge status (DD-214 or other VA documentation) must be provided prior to enrollment.
  • The Veteran or Veteran household must be low income, below 50% of the area median income level.
  • The Veteran must have or be eligible for a source of income that will support stable housing.

To apply for assistance call (925) 338-1038 Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm. For more information about applying for this program visit our Get Help page.


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