HELP USA Wins $1,000,000 for NYC Veteran Support
HELP USA is delivering a $1,000,000 grant for a comprehensive homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing program aimed at homeless and very low income veteran families in New York City, further establishing the organization as a national leader in veteran’s housing.
The VA awarded the funding to HELP USA through their new Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF). The SSVF program is designed to serve both individual veterans and veteran families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.
The proposed SSFV program will focus on serving two populations of veterans:
The first population is comprised of ‘housed’ veterans who are at-risk of homelessness. HELP USA will assist these veterans and their families with anti-eviction services, short-term financial assistance, job placement, budget counseling, and housing relocation services. This work will add a specialized ‘veterans’ component to New York City’s existing HomeBase housing program, and will link the work of HomeBase to the range of services available through the VA.
The second population is comprised of sheltered, homeless veterans who are scheduled to re-enter permanent housing within 90 days. The SSVF program, through affiliations with NYC social service providers like HELP USA, will guide and assist shelters that lack specialized veterans services in the process of housing placement for veterans and veteran families.