Through funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) Program, provides rapid re-housing and supportive services to homeless veterans and their families in San Bernardino County.

KEYS staff identify the resource needs of each family, assist in accessing VA benefits, provide housing search assistance and act as a landlord liaison, advise families on their housing options and assist families with short- to medium-term case management support to stabilize them in their new home. Staff also connect veterans and families with other community resources, including: health care, financial planning, transportation, employment, legal assistance, child care, and daily living. Temporary financial assistance payments may also be utilized to help with expenses such as rent, utility fees, security deposits, moving costs, transportation and child care.

Who Qualifies

  • A Veteran or a member of a family in which the head of household or the spouse of the head of household is a veteran. Veteran status must not be dishonorable.
  • Literally homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
  • Must be very low income. Household income may not exceed 50% of area median income for San Bernardino County.

How to Apply for the SSVF Program

Any veteran can apply via telephone, walk-in, email, or referral from other providers. Please utilize KEYS’ intake line for an eligibility screening: (909) 332-6388.

Program Success Stories

Enrolled in SSVF, Ms. Tamara, a homeless single mother, received housing assistance and case management services in an effort to stabilize her and her family.  Thanks to her tenacity to excel out of homelessness, assistance from KEYS staff and the SSVF program, Ms. Tamara stabilized her life and two years later touched basis with KEYS saying, “I am independent and successful and have enrolled my children in charter school. I budget money and manage everything so much better to include repairing my credit. I’m responsible now and have paid off creditors. I am excited to report that I am working on purchasing a home now and life has turned around completely. KEYS has impacted my life in such a beautiful way and my time is now spent between working, college and quality time with my family.”

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