As we recognize veterans in recent days, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) is reminding communities of its Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program that provides housing assistance and other services for veterans. GLCAP can help cover rental arrearages, first-month rent, security deposits and other needs such as utility assistance, moving costs and budgeting.
Veteran assistance through GLCAP is available for residents of Ottawa, Erie, Hancock, Huron, Lorain, Lucas, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot County. Income guidelines apply. Applicants must be at or below 50% of their county’s median income.
In addition to helping veterans who are homeless or at-risk, SSVF can also assist veterans with the costs of rent through new Shallow Subsidy funding, which allows eligible veterans a 50% rental subsidy for two years.
SSVF also offers healthcare navigation services for veterans. The healthcare navigator assists in the coordination of finding doctors, dentists, vaccine clinics, or mental health professionals for those with a need. The service also assists veterans with obtaining health insurance coverage.
To access housing services, veterans can call 419-333-4006 or visit www.glcap.org/veterans for more information.