VA Provides Relief for Veterans in High-Cost Rental Markets
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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