We support or veterans through four core missions
OUR CORE MISSIONS
This is our flagship program, dedicated to providing Veterans with a safe home of their own. Working in conjunction the Land Bank, we use local contractors and volunteers to remodel dilapidated housing to bring it back to habitability and to code. We then select a homeless Veteran to reside in the home—however, this is not a handout. “Hearth and Home” requires the Veteran to enroll in programming designed to get them back on their feet. We will help them by providing resources to help them with issues such as their finances, their health, or their credit. For five years, the Veteran will pay rent on the home—which can be subsidized through Section Eight. After the five years, the Veteran will have the opportunity to purchase the home at 50% of the appraised value. Our goal is to not only get homeless Veterans back on their feet, but to keep them there—a goal made much easier by eliminating housing insecurity. “Hearth and Home” also assists with furniture donations and appliances. Many homeless Veterans are moved from homeless shelters into completely empty apartments—no furniture, no refrigerator for groceries, not even a stove to cook on. We help furnish apartments with these necessities, providing these Veterans with not just a roof over their head, but the dignity of having their own safe space to live. And finally, “Hearth and Home” may assist with home safety repairs. Many Veterans, facing a crisis such as a leaking roof, a broken furnace in winter, or black mold in the bathroom, do not know where or who to reach out to for help. They also may not have the finances to cover these types of costly repairs. “Hearth and Home” can help Veterans with these types of issues find reliable resources and workers to keep homes safe and livable.