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Veteran Assistance in Jackson County

VETERAN ASSISTANCE

ACCESS Support Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program

Who Does It Serve?

We serve Veterans and their families who are struggling with transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing, and to prevent at-risk families from becoming homeless.

What Does It Provide?

We provide help for eligible families, and may assist with other expenses that support stable housing such as; rent or security deposits, Utilities, Job search costs, child care, work clothing or tools and education opportunities.

How Do I Qualify?

A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, regardless of length of service, and who was discharged or released there from. Veteran excludes a person who received a dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces or was discharged or dismissed from the Armed Forces by reason of the sentence of a general court-martial. You must have income to qualify.

Veterans: (541) 774-4322

Landlords: (541) 774-4307

We need your help to locate Veterans and their families who are facing homelessness.

If you’re a Veteran or know a Veteran that is struggling, our SSFV program may provide assistance with:

• Security deposits
• Rent and utilities for eligible families
• Assistance with other expenses such as job search costs
• Clothing or tools needed for work
• Childcare
• Education opportunities

Are you eligible?

  • A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, regardless of length of service, and who was discharged or released there from. Veteran excludes a person who received a dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces or was discharged or dismissed from the Armed Forces by reason of the sentence of a general court-martial.
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FY 2019 INCOME LIMIT CATEGORY 1 PERSON 2 PERSONs 3 PERSONs 4 PERSONs 5 PERSONs
Very Low (50%)
Income $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000
Limits $1,891.67 $2,162.50 $2,433.33 $2,700 $2,916.67
  • A very low-income Veteran family is considered to be “occupying permanent housing” if they fall into one of three categories:
    1. Is residing in permanent housing and at risk of becoming literally homeless but for SSVF assistance;
    2. Is literally homeless, and at risk to remain in this situation but for SSVF assistance, and scheduled to become a resident of permanent housing within 90 days pending the location or development of housing suitable for permanent housing; or
    3. Is literally homeless after exiting permanent housing within the previous 90 days to seek other housing that is responsive to the very low-income Veteran family’s needs and preferences.

Landlords - We need your help!

Please consider the possibility of giving a homeless Veteran a place to call home.
Property Management Companies and people with rentals, please sign up to consider renting to a Veteran and/or their families. Even if your rental is full now, get on the list!
Not only does it help them, but it benefits you too!
The benefits of renting to Veterans:
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Guaranteed Income
Get reliable monthly rental payments through ACCESS and fair market rent on your property.
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Benefit of VA Services
Ongoing case management provides a safety net for tenants and lowers default risks.
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Security Deposits
Set your own amount based on local standards
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Annual Property Re-certification
Third-party inspections help to maintain quality.

Jackson County, We Can End Veteran Homelessness! ACCESS can’t do this alone – we need you!

 ACCESS welcomes Veterans home through a generous grant administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) called SSVF.

SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) is a program that can provide supportive services to very low-income Veterans and their families who are homeless or who are in danger of losing their homes.