Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Recovery Resource Council’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program offers homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing services to eligible Texas veterans and their families in Tarrant, Denton, and Wichita counties. Our program strives to rapidly re-house or prevent homelessness for 232 veterans and their families and promote housing stability among very low-income veteran families by enhancing their independent living skills and/or providing short-term financial assistance.

What We Do

The Council’s SSVF program offers emergency financial assistance and one-on-one case management services for qualifying veterans and their families. Case management services identify the unique needs of each veteran. Financial requests are made by the case manager on behalf of the veteran receiving assistance, within the guidelines and limitations of each program.

Our services include:

  • Short-term emergency housing (for those eligible)
  • Rapid rehousing assistance (which can include rental/utility payment assistance)
  • Homeless prevention assistance (which can include payment of rental arrears and short-term rental/utility assistance)
  • Development of a housing stability plan
  • Assistance obtaining VA benefits and services
  • Referrals to mental health resources
  • Access to substance use disorder treatment programs
  • Employment specialist assistance
  • Assistance and referrals to other public benefits
  • Referrals to community agencies

Program Eligibility

SSVF is designed to provide supportive services to veterans and their families meeting the following criteria:

  • Veteran household
  • Meet low-income guidelines
  • One of the following – 
    • At-risk of becoming homeless (i.e. facing eviction)
    • Literally homeless (i.e. in shelters, on the streets)
    • Homeless, but scheduled to become residents of permanent housing within 90 days
    • Have exited permanent housing within the last 90 days

Services are provided to veterans with the following character of discharge or service:

  • Honorable
  • Under Honorable Conditions
  • General
  • Other than Honorable (but not court-martialled)

There is no VA disability requirement to be eligible.

Eligibility for emergency financial assistance is determined based on financial need, on a case-by-case basis.

Required documents:

  • Proof of Veteran Status
  • Picture ID
  • Documentation of homelessness (eviction notice, shelter letter)
  • Income verification (previous 30 days)

In the event you do not qualify for the SSVF program, we will make every effort to connect you to any available resources.