SSVF receives additional $1.6 million for emergency aid to veterans impacted by COVID-19

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May 22, 2020

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Veterans who need help should call the 24-hour Veteran hotline (509) 828-2449 or walk-in to the Goodwill Administration office located at 130 E. Third Avenue in Spokane, Washington, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program received an additional $1.6 million this week to provide rental assistance and emergency housing support to area Veterans impacted by COVID-19.

“This funding comes at a critical time for Veterans who are in shelters, on the street, or at-risk of becoming evicted,” said Michele Harris, Vice President of Workforce & Family Services. “With unemployment at all-time high levels, many of our citizens are struggling to pay rent and shelters are running at full capacity.  This funding increases homeless prevention assistance, which is in very short supply in our community” explained Harris.

Goodwill’s SSVF program serves eligible Veterans residing in eleven counties in eastern Washington and north Idaho, including Spokane, Stevens, Ferry, Pend Orielle, Lincoln, Whitman Kootenai, Bonner, Shoshone, Benewah, and Boundary counties.