SSVF Eligibility

  • Head of Household or spouse must be a veteran
  • Must have served at least 1 day of active duty and have a discharge other than dishonorable
  • Household income must be below 50% area median income for their family size
  • Must be either literally homeless or imminently at risk of being homeless
    • Literally homeless = rapid rehousing = staying in a place not fit for human habitation (i.e. park, vehicle, street, etc.); emergency shelter or transitional housing, or less than 90 days in an institution and was literally homeless prior to entering the institution.
    • Imminently at risk of being homeless = prevention = shared housing; motel not paid for by friends or family; couch surfing; sub-standard housing.
  • Veterans in the “Prevention” category must have an eviction notice or verification that they are required to leave their current housing. They also must pass the Prevention Screening disposition criteria which assesses risk factors. This helps us to prioritize prevention funding for those with the greatest need.
  • Veteran family must have no other sources of support or resources and would be homeless ‘but for’ assistance from the SSVF program.
  • Verification is needed for Veteran status (VA ID, DD 214, letter from VA); Income; Assets; lease agreements; homelessness; eviction notices. Other types of verification may be requested.

*Veterans can call 801-689-1516 to schedule an appointment for a screening.

**Service area is Southeastern Idaho and the State of Utah (except Salt Lake County).