Findings from a recent veterans study has revealed the following:
- Many service members leaving the military are not prepared for the transition.
- Many military veterans have a wide range of needs that cannot be easily provided by a single organization.
- Veteran support organizations are not organized to provide holistic support to current and returning veterans.
- Most veteran support organizations are focused on meeting acute and chronic needs of veterans, such as homelessness, immediate or severe health issues, or acute or chronic unemployment. Very little attention is given to preventing these conditions or intervening early to prevent them from becoming chronic.
On average a family of 4 spends $24,000/year on housing.
Pay What You Can Housing
NOTE: This is a concept any organization with government funding can implement.
The house will consist of several unrelated individuals, sharing common areas such as kitchen and living room. They will have their own private bedroom with a private or semi-private bath. Basically, the folks are roommates. This housing program provides permanent housing to those at risk of becoming homeless and improves social and economic status so people can regain their independence and then return to work, if possible.
Non-profit owns and maintains these houses that consist of single men or women. The homes are separated by gender.
Through partnership efforts, offer life skills training, so each person has the opportunity to improve their education and employment skills, develop budget management, and computer knowledge.
This housing type strives to provide an environment for impoverished residents that will allow them to develop an strong network for self-help and independent living.
This housing type also implements the concept of co-mentoring within the households.
Each house will have no more than five (5) people, who will live similar to that as a family structure. Staff will be hired to supervise the facility to assure maintenance, sanitation, and safety. Everyday household chores are the responsibility of each resident. Contractual services, networking relationships, and volunteers are available to assist the residents in budgeting, education, and other special needs.
Our collaborative solution would work as follows:
- Work with landlords and banks who are having a difficult time renting and selling homes.
- Partnership pay for rentals with program funding and those participating will pay a max fee.
Those participating with the program will have the option for professional training.
Rentals will be available to able-body persons, targeting homeless/impoverished veterans first.
- Assist tenants with job placement and financial planning.
NOTE: Our solution involves Rapid Rehousing and Transitional Housing methods.
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