Supportive Services for Veterans Families is a program funded by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs that aims to improve low-income housing stability. CAPO and its member agencies and partners are available to assist homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness to obtain housing and other stabilizing supports.
CAPO employs staff in Klamath County to serve veterans in that county, and contracts with five members of the Community Action network to provide SSVF services in 11 additional rural counties that are part of the Oregon Balance of State Continuum of Care (OR-505 CoC), otherwise known as Rural Oregon Continuum of Care (ROCC).
Are you a Veteran in need of support? To be eligible for the SSVF program and its services, you must be:
- A Veteran (or member of a Veteran family) who served in the active military, naval, or air services, and who was released/discharged from that service under conditions other than dishonorable. A Veteran family is defined as a single person or a family in which the head of household or spouse is a Veteran as previously defined.
Very low-income – household income must not exceed 50% of area median income.
Services (based on eligibility and available funding):
- Temporary financial assistance (TFA), assistance with past due rent; utilities; moving expenses; security and utility deposits; and other related costs.
- Outreach and case management services including assistance with obtaining VA benefits, other public benefits, and other agency-specific services.
- Referrals for health care, daily living needs, personal financial planning services, payee services, legal services, housing counseling services, employment and training, education, child care referrals, drug and alcohol counseling referrals, vocational rehabilitation, and many other community supports and services.