The supportive services and housing that VSH offers its residents help to change their lives through measures both large and small. Whether it’s providing a roof over someone’s head or helping them get the support they need, our work improves the lives of our residents in meaningful ways. By combining housing development, property management and supportive services, VSH delivers a unified approach to the mission of ending homelessness. Our model ensures better teamwork and coordination that deliver results in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
Our programs in the region include:
Supportive Services for Veteran Families
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program is an initiative funded by the Veterans Administration to prevent and end Veteran homelessness. VSH administers the largest and longest running SSVF program in Virginia.
The aim of the program is to provide rapid access to rental housing for Veterans experiencing homelessness and to prevent Veterans who are unstably housed from losing their housing.
SSVF services include outreach, case management, assistance with benefits and employment, transportation, personal financial planning, and housing location. In addition, VSH may also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
VSH’s SSVF program serves more than 400 Veteran households a year in the following cities and counties in Virginia: Albemarle County, Charles City County, City of Charlottesville, Chesterfield County, City of Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie County, City of Emporia, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Goochland County, Hanover County, Henrico County, City of Hopewell, Louisa County, Nelson County, New Kent County, City of Petersburg, Powhatan County, City of Richmond, Surry County, and Sussex County.