On July 26 the Veteran’s Administration (VA) announced that it has awarded $600,000 to the North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People (NDCHP) to provide supportive services to homeless and very low income veterans throughout North Dakota. The Salvation Army (SA) will work with the NDCHP to deliver the services.
The Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program provides homeless prevention and rehousing services proven effective in HUD’s Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing program. SSVF represents part of the VA’s commitment to Opening Doors, the federal government’s strategic plan to end homelessness. The plan calls for an end to veteran’s homelessness in 5 years.
Four case managers will be located in the SA’s Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks and Minot locations. Services will be available at all SA locations and NDCHP expects services to begin sometime in September.