SSVF Program Update Friday August 2, 2019

Date: August 2, 2019 at 10:18:33 AM EDT
Subject: SSVF Program Update Friday August 2, 2019

1.    Register Now: National Webinar August 8, 2019, at 2:00 EDT
2.    New: USICH Documents Describe and Define Terms: Prevention, Diversion, and Rapid Exit
3.    Save the Date: Federal Partners Housing Conferences
4.    Update: SSVF Rapid Resolution Training

Register Now: SSVF National Webinar: Coordination of Treating Veterans with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Related Identities in VHA on Aug 08, 2019 2:00 PM EDT at:

The VA is dedicated to providing services to all Veterans, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Veterans.  This webinar will describe the essential services available to LGBT Veterans through the VA; the presenters will also explain how Veterans can access these resources.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

New: USICH Documents Describe and Define Terms: Prevention, Diversion, and Rapid Exit

US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) in collaboration with HUD and the VA have developed two documents that define the terms prevention, diversion, and rapid exit services.  The documents also describe when these interventions should be provided to prevent homelessness or help households exit homelessness quickly.  The SSVF Program Office encourages grantees to review these at the links below:

Save the Date:  Federal Partners Housing Conference

The SSVF Program Office, with the support of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the US Interagency Council on Homelessness and other federal and national partners, is pleased to announce a Save the Date for the upcoming 2019 Federal Permanent Housing Conferences. The events are targeted to SSVF Grantees, HUD-VASH representatives, and CoC Partners.

While the site locations are still being confirmed, and grantees should not book travel at this time as locations are subject to change, we anticipate the following schedule:
•    East Coast (Charlotte, NC): October 22-23, 2019
•    Mid-Region (Dallas, TX): November 5-6, 2019
•    West Coast (San Diego, CA): November 19-20, 2019

We will continue to provide information as registration and travel logistics come into focus. In the meantime, questions related to these events can be sent to the SSVF program's technical assistance address at

Update: SSVF Rapid Resolution Training

The SSVF Program Office has released a document intended to help SSVF Grantees identify critical training needs for successful Rapid Resolution interventions.  The program office will also release a basic self-assessment of training needs to be used along with the training guidance.   Grantees are strongly encouraged to review the guidance before hiring any new training entities for your organization or community.
The SSVF Program Office will also provide Rapid Resolution direct practice trainings in the fall and winter of 2019 to grantees who fall below certain grant size thresholds and may not otherwise have the capacity to hire or secure outside training support.  Grantees can reach out to their SSVF Regional Coordinators with questions about attending one of the VA-sponsored Rapid Resolution direct practice trainings later this year.

The Rapid Resolution Training Guidance can be found on the SSVF website using the link below:

Thank you,

SSVF Program Office