Project Home is a Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The focus of the SSVF program is veteran housing assistance. Veteran families must be homeless or at risk of being homeless in order to qualify. With sub-grantee Disability Network Oakland/Macomb, Project Home covers a geographic area of St. Clair, Tuscola, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties, including the city of Detroit. There are 4 required services to veteran families under the SSVF grant: outreach, case management (housing focus), connection to VA resources and benefits, and connections to mainstream resources and benefits.
There is some limited Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) available to those that qualify. TFA can assist with rent, security deposits, utilities, and emergency supplies.
If you or someone you know would like to apply for Project Home assistance, please contact the CIL in your area. After a prescreening over the phone, an intake will be scheduled if it appears that the veteran family would qualify. Items needed for an intake include:
- Photo I.D.
- An original DD-214 (for Project Home program)
- Proof of income
- Social security cards of family members
- Birth certificates for all dependent children
- Rental Payment receipts (if applicable)
- Copies of landlord agreements (if applicable)
- Eviction or Shut-Off notice (if applicable)
- Case Manager may require additional items depending on your situation.
If you are unable to locate the documentation needed, the Case Manager may be able to assist you in requesting a new copy; however, this will likely delay any assistance that might be provided.