Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF)

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Supportive Services For Veterans Families (SSVF)

Description: The primary aim of this program is to help veteran families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness quickly regain stability and permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and\or homelessness. SSVF provides a range of supportive services designed to resolve the immediate crisis and promote housing stability. Intervention is short-term and temporary. Homeless prevention is intended to prevent first time and repeated homelessness or a recurrence of a housing crisis. Rapid Re-Housing is intended to end homelessness, reduce the time spent homeless, increase job and income growth and prevent recurrences of homelessness.

Types of Funding Available:

  1. Rental Assistance
  2. Utility – Fee Payment Assistance
  3. Security Deposits
  4. Emergency Supplies
  5. Transportation


  • Veteran must be head of household,
  • Veteran must live in or want to live in Kern County,
  • The household would be homeless “but for” this assistance,
  • Active military service with a discharge other than dishonorable,
  • Veteran household must meet threshold requirements.

Veteran Commitment:

  • Case management,
  • Follow program policies and procedures.

Who to contact for more information: Referrals start with our Case Manager at the Resource and Referral Center at (661) 829-5908.

Program Director(s): Ashley Reyes

Funding source: US Department of Veterans Affairs