Operation Homes for Heroes provides shared housing for single veterans.
- We acquire homes that have been left sitting empty for a while and have been donated or acquired from well-known lenders.
- Our housing is affordable for everyone.
- This is permanent shared housing. We are not government funded; therefore, we don’t have the restrictions of subsidized housing.
- Cost of rental is dependent on current income.
- Tenants pay no more than 30% of their income.
- esidents have their own bedroom.
- Our housing allows for Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) or pets while currently Veteran-only housing allows for service dogs.
The purpose of this program is to do the following:
- Collaborative efforts that create a stronger impact in the community we are serving.
- Build up property values for communities that have been left to fend for themselves.
- Assist veterans in finding a safe/affordable home that they can be proud of.
You can watch the progress of each home on the Operation Home for Heroes – OHFH Facebook page.
Time-limits and Qualifications for Program
- Accepted applicants can stay a maximum of five years, unless they are disabled or over 55 years old.
- OHFH-FL gives priority to women veterans because they are one of the most under-served populations in Florida.
- Payment will be due the first Friday of each month. If late, a $5 fee will be charged for each day late.
- Security deposit, depends on financial need.
- If the veteran would like to remove themselves from the property, they must give CMP a 30-day notice prior to their departure.
- Background check is required, but paid for by CMP. The background check is required so that CMP understand the financial assistance each person needs and to ensure those renting from CMP do not have a warrant or felony record.
NOTE: If felony is recorded, the felony will be under review and the application process to take longer than usual.
- Must have copy of DD214.
- Must have reliable references, whom CMP can contact.
- At this time, only single men and women can enter in to the program.
If you or someone you know would like to see apply, please fill out the PDF Application for Clearwater, FL property and then email it to email@example.com.
History About the Concept
With an estimated 18 M+ vacant homes (Zombie houses) and 3.5M people a day being homeless, a solution is needed for permanent housing. Many neighborhoods are being dotted with abandoned houses stuck in foreclosure. These properties often become uninhabitable because they’ve fallen into disrepair. The vacant homes often attract drug dealers and squatters and bring down the value of surrounding properties. At the same time, an estimated 47,000 veterans are experiencing homelessness on our streets and almost 1.5 million veterans live in poverty.
CMP manages the low-income housing program for veterans, Operation Homes for Heroes, which is currently operating in Pinellas County, FL.
Our first property is located in Clearwater, FL.
To prevent low-income veterans from becoming homeless, CMP is working on housing models that are very cost effective for the surrounding community and the tenants. As a nonprofit, CMP can offer rental reduced housing so veterans can feel comfortable paying what they can afford rather than paying market rate. A lot of other nonprofits use housing vouchers to subsidize the cost of their buildings, but in reality those nonprofits are making a fortune off tax payers.