(SSVF) Program Update Friday, July 2nd, 2020
From: Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Date: July 2, 2020 at 3:29:31 PM EDT
Subject: SSVF Program Update Friday, July 2nd, 2020
1. ATTENTION: Webinar Cancelled for July 9th, 2020
2. IMPORTANT: SSVF Authority to Continue Expanded Assistance 90 Days Beyond the Stafford Act
3. REGISTER NOW: SSVF National Webinar July 16th, 2020 at 2:00 EST
4. REGISTER NOW: SSVF Office Hours July 17th, 2020 at 12:00 EST
5. NEW: The Use of the HUD-VASH Referral Packet COVID - 19 Extended Through December 31st, 2020
ATTENTION: Webinar Cancelled for July 9th, 2020
The SSVF Program Office has decided to cancel the regularly scheduled webinar for July 9th, 2020. There will be a Webinar the following week along with an Office Hours call for SSVF Grantees to attend.
IMPORTANT: SSVF Authority to Continue Expanded Assistance 90 Days Beyond the Stafford Act
In an effort to ensure the need of homeless and at-risk Veterans, the SSVF Program Office has been granted the authority to continue providing expanded services 90 days beyond the end of the Stafford Act. This authority allows Grantees to continue to provide additional rental and utility assistance, along with emergency housing placements in hotels, for a transition time after the end of the incident period (Stafford Act). By having this additional time, Grantees will have the opportunity to transition Veterans served away for temporary financial supports and/or to other long-term supportive resources. This will also allow time for Veterans remaining in EHA hotel placements to successfully transition into permanent housing and prevent a return to homelessness. Please continue to review weekly Program Office updates, Webinars, and Office Hours for ongoing information and updates.
REGISTER NOW: SSVF National Webinar July 16th, 2020 at 2:00 EST
Webinar Title: Emergency Housing Partnerships: Proactive Approaches for Establishing Community Norms and Expectations
Webinar Description: The webinar will focus on providing practical tools and strategies to promote successful emergency housing placements while building collaborative and sustainable relationships with the hotel community. Topics will include establishing community norms and expectations, problem solving to prevent untimely exits, and relationship building tools for sustainable hotel partnerships. In addition to learning from subject matter experts, attendees will also hear from featured SSVF Grantees about their experiences to date.
REGISTER NOW: SSVF Office Hours July 17th, 2020 at 12:00 EST
This webinar will provide important updates on CARES Act funding and SSVF priorities. SSVF Program Office compliance officers will also review the process and timeline for closing out current CARES awards. Grantees should ensure that program managers and fiscal staff attend this webinar so that they are prepared to close out their CARES award correctly and on time.
NEW: The Use of the HUD-VASH Referral Packet COVID - 19 Extended Through December 31st, 2020
The SSVF Program Office has updated the HUD-VASH Referral Packet being utilized during COVID-19. This packet continues to include the request for rental assistance; however, there is no longer a requirement for a signed ROI, as there are still many communities not meeting with Veterans face to face. The Program Office continues to anticipate the need for SSVF Grantees to support local HUD-VASH Programs as it relates to delays in PHA voucher issuances.
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