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The Las Vegas Urban League receives a $1 million grant to help veterans and their families

Published on Fri, May 11, 2012 (3:35 p.m.)

News Release
For Immediate Release
Date: Friday, May 11, 2012
Contact: Marlene Monteolivo
(702) 985-1847. [email protected]
Las Vegas Urban League

The Las Vegas Urban League receives a $1 million grant
to help veterans and their families

Las Vegas – The Las Vegas Urban League, a Community Action Agency receives a $1 million grant for Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) to prevent homelessness, and promote housing stability to Low Income Veterans and Veteran Families.

The SSVF program grant has provisions to provide limited temporary financial assistance to low income Veterans and Veteran families. “One of our goals as an agency is to target Veteran families with dependents” said Lavonne Lewis, the agency’s interim CEO.

The SSVF program grant is special in that the Veteran may determine their family cluster. The economic downturn has caused many Veterans and Veteran families to share housing, where the Veteran or spouse is named on the lease. These eligibility factors may assist a Veteran family to move into more permanent housing.

A Veteran as defined by the SSVF grant is a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
A Veteran Family is a Veteran who is single or married and maintains a family as the head of household or spouse of the head of household who is a Veteran. The Urban League is one of two non-profit agencies in the state of Nevada that are grantees for the new SSVF program grant providing a wide range of supportive services to eligible Veterans and their families to help prevent homelessness and promote housing stability among homeless, low-income and at-risk Veterans and their families in the Clark County, Nevada areas.

The SSVF program grant provides supportive services to include outreach, case management, VA benefit referrals and assistance in obtaining and coordinating other public benefits; and provides limited/temporary rental and utility assistance, security deposits, transportation, moving cost, emergency supplies and child care to qualifying Veterans and their families.

A Veteran as defined by the SSVF grant as a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
A Veteran Family is a Veteran who is single or married and maintains a family which the head of household or spouse of the head of household is a Veteran.

The Urban League is one of two non-profit agencies in the state of Nevada that are grantees for the new SSVF program grant providing a wide range of supportive services to eligible Veterans and their families to help prevent homelessness and promote housing stability among homeless, low-income and at-risk Veterans and their families in the Clark County, Nevada areas.

Veterans and Veteran Families requesting assistance are required to provide proof of Veteran status in the form of a DD214, Valid Nevada Photo Identification, and all other documents necessary to support their request for services and assistance.

For more information on the SSVF Program contact us at:
Las Vegas Urban League
930 West Owens Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Phone: 702-636-3949 / Fax: 702-636-9240 / Email: [email protected]
Websites: www.lvccul.org or www.va.gov/homeless/ssvf.asp


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