To be eligible for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, you must meet the following requirements:
- If you enlisted before Sept. 7, 1980, you must have served at least one day in active duty. If you enlisted after Sept. 7, 1980, you must have served 24 continuous months or the full period for which you were called for active duty (unless you were discharged for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty or unless you were discharged for a hardship or “early out”).
- You must not have been dishonorably discharged. Any type of discharge but dishonorable is acceptable.
- You must be homeless, meaning you are staying in your car, staying at a homeless shelter, staying in a hotel or motel paid for by a government program or a charitable organization, or staying in another housing program for people who are homeless. Or you must be at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
- And you must be low income (50 percent or less of the Area Median Income), based on family size and county. See the Area Median Income Chart.
SSVF applications do not need an agency referral form.
At this time, we are accepting applications for the following counties: Athens – Clarke, Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Clayton, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk and Whitfield.*
* If you live in another county, please call our intake line, and we will refer you to the appropriate agency.
To learn more or see if you are eligible, call 1-888-206-7372.
Additionally, our grant partner HOPE Atlanta serves veterans in the following counties: Butts, Cherokee, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton and Rockdale.
To find out information about their intake process, call the Hope Atlanta Intake line: 404-574-1681.