Are you a Veteran experiencing a housing crisis?
Qualifying Veteran Households are defined by:
1. A Veteran Household:
Either (a) a Veteran; or (b) a household in which the head of household, or the spouse of the head of household, is a Veteran. A household can be just the Veteran.
The Veteran is a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than Dishonorable, or Bad Conduct Discharge if issued under a General Court Martial. For Veterans with multiple discharges, the best discharge status may be used for SSVF eligibility.
2. Very-Low Income:
Household income does not exceed 50% (very low) of CURRENT area median income HUD table for the appropriate county. Some providers prioritize households with income at or below 30% (extremely low) of area median income. The Area Median Income (AMI) table changes; grantees use the current AMI table at https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il.html
3. Literally Homeless, or at Imminent Risk of becoming homeless.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) specializes in programs for homeless Veterans serving hundreds of thousands of homeless and at-risk Veterans each year. Independently and in collaboration with federal and community partners, VA programs provide Veterans with housing solutions, employment opportunities, health care, justice- and reentry-related services and more.
Learn more about these programs here.