CHARLOTTE MI, September 13, 2016 – For the fourth year in a row Housing Services Mid Michigan (HSMM) has received the federal grant for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. This program was implemented in 2008 with the goal of eliminating homelessness among Veterans. SSVF funding is awarded to 275 nonprofit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “We are very pleased to once again receive this grant from the government” said Denise Dunn, Director of Housing Services Mid Michigan. The program is in every county in Michigan administered by different non-profit agencies. Housing Services Mid Michigan is the grant administrator for Barry, Clinton and Eaton counties. Since receiving the grant, HSMM has served over 170 Veterans.
The program is designed to assist low income Veteran families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The case manager assesses the Veteran’s situation and develops an action plan that will connect them with resources to find safe and affordable housing. We continue to reach out to our communities for information about Veterans that need assistance. “Our agency has other programs that we can possibly enroll Veterans if the Veteran does not meet the SSVF criteria” Denise said.
For more information about the SSVF program contact Housing Services Mid Michigan at 517-541-1180 or go online at www.hsmidmichigan.org.
Housing Services Mid Michigan is a 501(3) organization dedicated to serving the homeless with programs that reach into Barry, Clinton and Eaton counties. Because of the generosity of our community, our agency was able to assist 1849 individuals, including 1110 adults with 782 children in 2015. To resolve these housing crises, the agency dispersed over $880,000 in direct financial assistance. Housing Service Mid Michigan is an Eaton County United Way partnering agency. As a non-profit, donations may be tax deductable.