News Alert: Veterans Administration Announces Availability of Funds Under the SSVF Program

Federal Register Volume 77, Number 208 (Friday, October 26, 2012)]
[Pages 65448-65453]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2012-26376]



Funding Availability Under Supportive Services for Veteran 
Families Program

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice of funding availability.


SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the 
availability of funds for supportive services grants under the SSVF 
Program. This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) contains 
information concerning the Supportive Services for Veteran Families 
(SSVF) Program, initial and renewal supportive services grant 
application processes, and amount of funding available. The Funding 
Opportunity Number is VA-SSVF-120112. The Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance Number is 62.033.
    Applications for initial and renewal supportive services grants 
under the SSVF Program must be received by the SSVF Program Office by 
4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 1, 2013. In the interest of fairness 
to all competing applicants, this deadline is firm as to date and hour, 
and VA will treat as ineligible for consideration any application that 
is received after the deadline. Applicants should take this practice 
into account and make early submission of their materials to avoid any 
risk of loss of eligibility brought about by unanticipated delays, 
computer service outages, or other delivery-related problems. Continue reading 

Community Teamwork Employment Opportunities

for more information, click here:

HomeBASE Case Manager             Non-Exempt Full-Time
Assistant Teacher             Non-Exempt Part-Time
Custodian      Non-Exempt Full and Part-Time    positions available
GED Instructor                Non-Exempt Full-Time Continue reading

Domestic Violence Scattered Sites Case Manager – Community Teamwork, Inc

Case Manager Position

Domestic Violence Scattered Sites Transitional Apartment Program

CTI Summary

Are you interested in a position that will make a difference in your life and the lives of families? Community Teamwork Inc. is a private non-profit organization with over 400 employees dedicated to reducing barriers and creating opportunities for low income individuals and families.

In addition to fully utilizing your skills CTI offers opportunities for continued professional development and career growth.  Great teams, a competitive salary and well above average benefits including a generous contribution to employee 401k plans make CTI a highly regarded employer

The Position

The Scattered Sites Transitional Apartment Program (SSTAP) offers a safe haven to victims of domestic violence by providing temporary transitional housing and resources. The goal of the program is for the families to gain self- sufficiency and move on to permanent housing Continue reading

Community Teamwork ~ “HomeSafe” Homeowner Certificate Course


 Homeowner Certificate Course

Approved by Mass Housing Partnership

Presented by

Community Teamwork, Inc. 17 Kirk St., Lowell, MA 01852

HomeSafe is a post purchase home owner seminar for new homeowners.  Graduates receive a certificate that may make them eligible for a discount on their homeowner’s insurance.  The Mass Housing Partnership soft second program requires all borrowers to attend a HomeSafe seminar as part of their mortgage loan agreement and is free for those borrowers. ($20 for non MHP Soft Second borrowers) Continue reading

CTI ~ First Time Home Buyer Classes ~ Chelmsford, MA- November 2012

First-Time Home Buyer Certificate Course

Approved by MHFA, Fannie Mae, MA Homeownership Collaborative and MA Housing Partnership  


Presented by

Community Teamwork, Inc. (CTI)

           November 6, 8, 13 & 15        6:00 pm – 8:30 p

   McFarlin Manor 10 Wilson Street Chelmsford Continue reading

Travelers Aid Family Services Seeking Chronic Homeless Veteran Family for a Housing Opportunity

Travelers Aid Family Services Chronic Homeless Housing (CHH) Program

Travelers Aid Family Services is seeking assistance from providers in identifying a chronic homeless family with veteran status. The family identified must meet the following criteria for consideration:

Selection Criteria

1)      Willingness to live in Metro Boston area and comply with Stabilization Agreement

2)      Family Size appropriate for a two bedroom apartment

3)      Chronic Homeless eligibility

  1. must have been living on the street or in shelter for either one continuous year — OR – must have experienced four episodes of homelessness (on the street or in shelter) over a three year period

4)      Residing in Emergency Shelter or on the street at the time of referral

5)      Veteran (with DD-214) Head of Household

6)      Willingness and ability to engage in stabilization services (including developing andworking towards goals on a service plan) Continue reading

Aid & Attendance & Housebound Improved Benefit for Veterans

September 19, 2012, 6:42 am

A Little-Known Benefit for Aging Veterans – NY Times


As veterans age, many are unfamiliar with a benefit that can help pay for care at home or in assisted living or a nursing home.

Here’s a riddle: When is a government benefit that pays for caregivers, assisted living and a nursing home not a benefit? When hardly any people know they’re entitled to it.

That seems to be the story with a Department of Veterans Affairs benefit called the Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension benefit, known as A&A, which can cover the costs of caregivers in the home (including sons and daughters who are paid to be caregivers, though not spouses) or be used for assisted living or a nursing home.

The benefit is not insignificant: up to $2,019 monthly for a veteran and spouse, and up to $1,094 for the widow of a veteran. Continue reading

Family Finance Solutions Class 10/23/12 – Pre-registration Required

Family Finance Solutions

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Location: Stoklosa School- 560 Broadway Street- Lowell

Please join us at this Family Finance Solutions event to learn more about managing your family finances and take home a $15.00 gift card to Market Basket. You will have the opportunity to attend one of the three (3) informative workshops listed below.   To register and attend one of these workshops, call Gladys Santiago at Community Teamwork, Inc. @ 978-654-5673.

  1. Creating a Smart-Money Budget: Budgeting is the first step on the road to financial success. This workshop will teach participants how to create and stick to their spending plans.
  1. How to Start an Emergency Fund: Sickness, job loss, home repairs, car repairs–there are so many things that can go wrong. Are you prepared to handle them? Starting an emergency fund can be as simple as depositing $100 into your savings account. This workshop will show you how you can save for emergencies while making sure that you are meeting your basic living expenses
  1. Understanding How Investments Work:  Are you contributing to your employer sponsored retirement plan (401K, 403b, simple IRA)? Are you putting away money for your kid’s education in a regular savings account instead of a 529 Plan? Investing is not just for rich folks! Come learn how you may be loosing money by not taking advantage of financial products within in your reach.