VA Provides Relief for Veterans in High-Cost Rental Markets

November 11, 2021
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has updated regulations governing the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant program.

Under the new regulations, which apply in certain high-cost communities, the SSVF grant will cover up to 50%—an increase from 35%—of Veterans’ “reasonable rent” for two years without recertification.

The new rule also increases the allowed length of stay in Veteran emergency housing from 45 to 60 days. 

“The original rule … proved often not enough time to locate stable and affordable permanent housing in highly competitive rental markets,” the VA stated.

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