Caritas of Austin - Supportive Services for Veterans

Program Eligibility FAQs

What are the specific requirements for your Veterans program?

To be eligible for Caritas of Austin’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Reside in Travis, Williamson, or Bastrop County
  • Currently experiencing homelessness
  • Have a household income less than 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI)
  • Be a member of a Veteran family (single individual or multi-person household)
  • Have a discharge status other than dishonorable

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERANS

Caritas of Austin's Supportive Services for Veteran Families program (SSVF) is designed to increase the housing stability of veteran families that are at-risk of or experiencing homelessness. This year, Caritas of Austin will help prevent or end homelessness for 150 veteran families. Services provided through SSVF are based on household need and may include:• Temporary financial assistance to acquire or maintain permanent housing• Case management providing an organized, structured process for moving participants through the process of change toward the goal of self-sufficiency• Housing location services• Job readiness and employment services• Financial Literacy, Life Skills, and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities education• Assistance in obtaining VA and other public benefitsTo receive supportive services through the SSVF program you must meet all of the following criteria:• Reside in Travis, Williamson, or Bastrop County• Have a household income less than 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI) (see income chart)• Be a member of a Veteran family (single individual or multi-person household)• Be eligible for VA health benefits

 

Eligibility

Career Phase:
  • No Requirement
  • Transitioning Military
Discharges Allowed:
  • No Minimum Discharge
Military Branch:
Programs for Family Members:
Service Counties:
  • Bastrop
  • Williamson
  • Travis
Services Category:
  • Basic - Emergency Funds
  • Basic - Financial Counseling
  • Housing - Homeless Specific
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
  • No Disability Requirement
Vet Plus:
  • Homeless
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