The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program was started in 2008 and has grown to cover the majority of the United States, starting in North Dakota in 2012. The goal of SSVF is promoting housing stability among very low-income veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. SSVF supports a Housing First approach by helping the veteran family meets its primary need of housing, while addressing barriers to housing stability.

Each of our Community Action Agencies is able to provide families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits.  Veteran families may qualify for assistance with time-limited payments to third parties for rent, utilities, moving expenses, and licensed child care. SSVF is funded by the Veterans Administration and works through private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives.

Services include:

  • Veteran Outreach
  • Community Outreach
  • Landlord Outreach
  • Individualized case management to increase housing stability
  • Temporary financial assistance to increase housing stability
  • Connections to Healthcare and Daily Living Services, Housing Counseling, Employment and Vocational Services, Income Support, Legal Services, Transportation, Personal Financial Planning and Credit Counseling Services, and VA Fiduciary and Representative Payee Services.


If you have any questions about Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), please contact Holly Papineau, Programs Director, at or via phone: 701-232-2452







  • National CAP
  • National Community Action Foundation
  • Community Action Program Legal Services