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-grantees of Disability Network Wayne County Detroit and 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 ID, Social Security cards, birth certificates for minor children, DD214, proof of income and assets, and proof of eviction or homelessness.
As a Veteran, you have the right…
To be treated equally, professionally, and with respect, regardless of your gender, legal history, ability/disability, age, sexuality, race, ethnicity, housing status, or any other protected class.
To be assessed for available services as a Veteran with your Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued photo identification (ID), whether or not you have your DD214.
To access or be directly referred to services you need for which you are eligible and that are available within your local community.
To have your phone number and general location with a time you can be reached requested so you can receive a text message, phone call, or inperson follow-up within a reasonable time, and to assist you with applying for a subsidized Universal Services Administration Lifeline phone plan, when needed.
Who to contact with concerns:
Project Home Program Manager