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Advocates for Veteran Housing

Outreach Services | Case Management and Housing Placement | Limited Financial Assistance | Referral Form

The Big Bend Homeless Coalition is launching its newest program, Advocates for Veteran Housing (AVH) dedicated to ending homelessness among veterans of the Big Bend. AVH offers supportive services designed to serve homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness. As a supportive services program, our goal to serve 250 Veteran households, with special emphasis on reaching literally homeless Veterans, Veteran families in rural communities, and providing homelessness prevention to Veteran Families who are < 30% of the Area Median Income.

The AVH eight member team consists of Case Managers, Outreach Workers and a Housing Specialist who will work to identify eligible Veterans, coordinate needed supportive services, and assist with addressing barriers to obtaining and retaining housing. Referral Form (MS Word, 441k)
Our phone numbers are: (850) 597-5595 (Main) or (850) 597-5395.

The overview of the AVH Program is as follows:
AVH provides services to:

  • Very low income Veterans
  • Veterans experiencing chronic homelessness
  • Veterans currently living in their home & at risk for eviction
  • Veterans currently homeless and scheduled to move into housing within 90 days
  • Veterans that have become homeless within the past 90 days

AVH offers supported services to:

  • Veteran households living in the eight counties of the Big Bend (Leon, Gadsden, Liberty, Wakulla, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, and Taylor)

AVH Offers Supportive Services that include:

Outreach Services

  • Identify very-low income Veterans moving from homelessness to permanent housing
  • Identify very-low income Veterans living in their homes and at risk of eviction
  • Screen Veterans to determine eligibility for supportive services
  • Develop relationships with community-based organizations serving low-income, at-risk, and homeless Veterans

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Case Management and Housing Placement

  • Assistance to obtain VA and public benefits
  • Referrals to community agencies
  • Coordination of needed supportive services
  • Assistance obtaining affordable and appropriate stable housing
  • Follow-up with Veterans after exiting from program

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Limited Financial Assistance

  • Based on financial need
  • Assistance available for rent, utilities and/or deposits, child care, auto repairs, moving and storage costs, bus passes
  • Emergency supplies
  • Limited legal assistance
  • Budget and housing counseling

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    updated 11-13-13
 

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