The Department of Veterans Affairs rolled out their Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program last September, a new program geared towards stabilizing the housing of our nation’s low-income and homeless Veterans. A full year of funding was distributed to 85 nonprofit organizations across the country with opportunities for program renewal and several more years of funding anticipated. While the SSVF program has been undeniably developed, shaped, and funded to meet the needs of our Veterans, there are also unmistakable benefits for landlords and property managers within this program.
Knowing what services SSVF can provide, which of your tenants may qualify, and how they can access the program could not only keep monthly rent payments coming in consistently, but could even help you avoid the tiresome eviction process. The overall goal of SSVF is to stabilize Veterans in permanent housing by offering 90 days of case management, housing counseling, financial planning, and even temporary financial assistance when needed. Read the rest of this entry »