Housing Crisis: Veteran’s Programs

SSVF logoSupportive Services for Veteran Families          (SSVF) Program

A partnership of providers in a six county area is offering a new program for Veterans who are experiencing a housing crisis. This is made possible with funding received from the Federal Government and under contract with the Lawrence County Community Action Partnership.

Under this program, CAPMC aims to improve very low-income Veteran families’ housing stability in Mercer County. CAPMC will provide eligible Veterans and their families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:

  • Health care services
  • Daily living services
  • Personal financial planning services
  • Transportation services
  • Fiduciary and payee services
  • Legal services
  • Child care services
  • Housing counseling services

In addition, veterans may also be eligible for time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help them and their families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.

For more information on SSVF Program contact:
Stacey Pesce, Veteran’s Housing Advisor at 724.342.6222 ext. 20

In partnership with the Lawrence County Community Action Partnership

Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Program

The ESG Program is designed to assist veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It is designed to help Veterans acquire permanent housing as quickly as possible or to attain stability in in their current housing situation.

Housing relocation and short to medium term rental assistance may also be provided.

For more information about the ESG Program contact:

Scott DeJulia at 724.342.6222 ext. 21