Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) reintroduced the Supporting Veteran Families in Need Act (H.R. 492), which is cosponsored by Representatives Tom Suozzi (D, NY-3) and Elise Stefanik (R, NY-21), to make permanent the Supportive Services Veteran Families (SSVF) program. This program provides grants to nonprofit groups and consumer cooperatives that aid veterans with services such as case management, helps obtain and coordinate benefits, and provides temporary financial assistance. The grant program is required to be reauthorized every 5 years and currently expires at the end of the 2021 Fiscal Year.
“The SSVF program is fundamental to our efforts to end veteran homelessness as it enables organizations across the country to provide shelter and essential services to members of the veteran community in need,” said Congressman Zeldin. “Extending these grants affirms our commitment to ending veteran homelessness across the country and preserves the important programs that so many of our veterans rely upon. Ensuring our homeless veterans have shelter and a safe place to live should never be a partisan issue.”