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Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) FY 2014 Annual Report

Mark Silverbush, Tom Albanese, Molly McEvilley, Thuan Huynh, John Kuhn, Linda Southcott, Dr. Tom Byrne, and Douglas Tetrault


June 29, 2015

In 2010, President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the federal government’s goal to end Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. This goal was announced as part of the first national plan to prevent and end homelessness, published by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). It was under this important mandate that the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program began providing targeted housing assistance and services on October 1, 2011.

This is the third Annual Report for the SSVF program. The report describes the SSVF program and provides an overview of FY 2014 grantees (funds awarded through the FY 2013 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)), and their activities. The main focus of the report, however, is on the Veterans and their families who were assisted by SSVF programs. The report describes the demographics of SSVF program participants, their living situations prior to participation in SSVF, and their housing outcomes and connections to resources and mainstream benefits post-program exit, in order to support continued stability.