|By Sean Rowley, Tahlequah Daily Press, Okla.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
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However, Ki Bois began actual administration in its area of the
"This program provides extensive services to very low-income homeless and imminently homeless veterans and their families," said
The SSVF is a "housing first" program offering case management services to qualifying veterans. The services are intended for very low-income veteran families in permanent housing or making the transition.
It also matches veterans with community outreach programs and services to address respective needs.
Qualifying veterans and spouses earn less than 50 percent of the area median income and are homeless or in imminent danger of becoming homeless.
In some cases, Ki Bois may provide payments for a short time to help with rent, utilities, moving and child care expenses to help a veteran family keep or acquire a permanent residence.
Office hours are
If the qualifications are not met, the office will make a reference to appropriate assistance.
While its primary goal is to enhance veterans' housing stability, the SSVF can also point them to agencies that can assist with health care, transportation and financial planning.
"For those veterans seeking assistance, we ask that they call our main number," said
Veterans, family members, or those wishing to refer a veteran can call (918) 681-7525.
"Ki Bois has put together a great group of case managers who have the veterans' needs at heart," Wilson said. "They are ready to help and it is exciting to offer this program. We are already working cases and finding stable houses for families."
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