Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) offers a wide range of supportive services to veteran households with limited incomes, including housing stability services and both VA and non-VA services that support family well-being. Housing stability includes preventing the loss of current housing and, when needed, finding alternate housing that is both safe and affordable.
Reducing School Mobility
This program offers intensive housing services to families who have children enrolled in Leopold, Mendota, Lake View, Gompers or Lindbergh schools in Madison. Services may include developing an individualized housing plan and short-term financial assistance with issues affecting families’ housing stability.
Early Childhood Zones (ECZs)
The ECZ program offers intensive, limited-term housing services in Madison’s Leopold and Mendota/Northside neighborhoods.
These services may include: short-term rent assistance, developing an individualized housing stability plan, information and referral, and helping to remedy any issues that prevent families from securing stable housing.
Our caseworkers strive to build strong, working relationships to help each family achieve their goals. To be eligible, a family must be currently enrolled in a ECZ home visiting program and must be referred for housing services by one of the initiative’s home-visiting programs.
In this limited-term program, your caseworker will help you find housing and may assist with rental assistance and covering the cost of a security deposit. They also offer coaching and support for any concerns that might affect your long-term housing. The Rapid Re-Housing program is an option for those who are literally homeless by definition according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and have a limited household income.