SSVF Veterans in Families Retain Housing Better Than Single Veterans

Almost 16% Families Experience
Homelessness Two Years Out

Keeping Families Together in New JerseyFindings from a two-year study of veterans and their families who exited the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program showed that SSVF participants in families faired relatively better in terms of housing retention than their single counterparts.

Among veterans who received rapid re-housing services under SSVF:

  • 16% of single adult veterans had experienced homelessness one year after exit, and 26% had experienced homelessness two years after exit.
  • 9.4% veterans in families had experienced homelessness one year after exit, and 15.5% had experienced homelessness two years after exit.

In September 2015, the Veterans Administration Renewed Over $15.3 Million in SSVF Funding in New Jersey. In September 2015, the Veterans Administration Renewed Over $15.3 Million in SSVF Funding in New Jersey.

Six programs in the state received funding:

  1. Catholic Charities Diocese of Camden,
  2. Catholic Family Community Services,
  3. North Hudson Community Action Corporation,
  4. Community Hope,
  5. Soldier On, Inc. and
  6. Veterans Multi-Service Center.