VA Final Rule on SSVF Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released the final rule for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, which will go into effect on March 26, 2015. The final rule makes minor changes to the interim rule released in May 2014, including:
- Grantees may now provide clients with emergency housing;
- Requires grantees to participate in the Continuum of Care planning and coordinated entry process;
- Allows for increased levels of financial assistance for domestic violence survivors; and
- Adds definitions to a variety of phrases, including defining rapid re-housing per the Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing document, onto which VA has signed.