Last Updated on June 20, 2019 by Luke Feldbrugge
In May 2019, to honor Military Appreciation Month the Homes for Heroes Foundation presented five grants totaling $50,000 to five non-profit organizations who support homeless Veterans. The five organizations are all members of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) and will use the grant to directly help Veterans by finding them emergency, temporary and permanent affordable housing. Each $10,000 donation will help serve those who have bravely served our country.
“This donation furthers the mission of the Homes for Heroes Foundation: supporting heroes facing a housing crisis or in need of urgent financial assistance,” says Lisa Welsh, Director of the Homes for Heroes Foundation. “We are proud to support these organizations who are helping heroes when they need it most.”
$10,000 to Serve Veterans in Monterey County, CA
Homes for Heroes real estate specialists, Allison Chance and Mary Aguilar, presented the $10,000 grant check to the Veterans Transition Center, partners of the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans, to serve homeless Veterans in Monterey County, CA. VTC is headquartered and have housing on the former Ft Ord military base, where on average they house 80 Veterans, 15 children, and 5 spouses. All are provided with housing, food, services for substance abuse, life skills training, plus VA medical and benefits referrals. The goal is to return each person to the community healthy, addiction-free, with adequate financial support and permanent housing. View the donation story covered locally by KSBW.
$10,000 to Serve Veterans in Jacksonville, FL
Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Mario Gonzalez presented the $10,000 grant check to Changing Homelessness, Inc., partners of the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans, to serve homeless Veterans in Jacksonville, FL. Services provided by Changing Homelessness is through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant. This grant provides rapid rehousing for homeless Veterans and prevention assistance for those at risk. All SSVF clients receive case management, housing location, and temporary financial assistance. Temporary financial assistance includes but is not limited to rent, utilities, transportation, child care, and emergency household supplies. In FY 2018 Changing Homelessness served 413 Veterans, 252 were homeless and 161 were at risk. Homeless Veterans moved into housing in an average of 32 days with 88.48% exiting the program as permanently housed. View the donation story covered locally by WJXT.
$10,000 to Serve Veterans in Minneapolis, MN
Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Liz Foltynski, and mortgage specialist, Shelle Page, presented the $10,000 grant check to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, partners of the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans, to serve homeless Veterans in Minneapolis, MN. Started by a local VFW post to house a dozen Veterans, MACV now serves over 5,000 Veterans a year. MACV is committed to its mission to end Veteran homelessness in Minnesota, with a vision that every Veteran in Minnesota has access to services and support to avoid homelessness and achieve sustainable housing. MACV programs and services include; case management, one-time or short-term direct financial assistance, find civilian jobs, and legal assistance through its Vetlaw program. View the donation story covered locally by WCCO.
$10,000 to Serve Veterans in San Antonio, TX
Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Kit Preston, and mortgage specialist, Daylon Brady, presented the $10,000 grant check to the American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program (AGIF-NVOP), partners of the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans, to serve homeless Veterans in San Antonio, TX. AGIF-NVOP has improved housing and financial assistance for veterans of the Vietnam era, and has evolved over the past four decades to be at the forefront of services for post-9/11 veterans and other service members who are transitioning to civilian life. AGIF-NVOP’s unique and innovative service activities include housing assistance, job placement, mental health assessments, street outreach, and economic development projects. View the donation story covered locally by KSAT-12.
$10,000 to Serve Veterans in Seattle, WA
Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Mike Stover, presented the $10,000 grant check to the Compass Housing Alliance, partners of the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans, to serve homeless Veterans in Seattle, WA. Compass offers services and support to 1,600 military Veterans annually, impacting the lives of 1 in 3 Veterans experiencing homelessness in King County. CHA offers permanent affordable housing specific to Veterans and their families along with a variety of Veteran-specific services. Reading groups and art classes for children in the Youth Center engage young residents, and case management services help adults find the support they need, from healthcare to resume workshops. View the donation story covered locally by KING-TV.
Homes for Heroes, Inc. and the Homes for Heroes Foundation
In conjunction with our real estate and mortgage specialists, Homes for Heroes, Inc. provides a way for firefighters, EMS, law enforcement, military members (active, reserves and Veterans), healthcare professionals and teachers to save money when buying, selling or refinancing a home. And, to expand its Circle of Giving, Homes for Heroes, Inc., donates a portion of its earnings to the Homes for Heroes Foundation.
The Homes for Heroes Foundation awards Hero Grants to local nonprofit charities (like each of the five National Coalition of Homeless Veteran partners mentioned in this post) serving heroes in need of financial or housing assistance. Every time a hero buys or sells a home using Homes for Heroes, Inc. to save money, they also help other heroes in need.
“Our goal at Homes for Heroes, Inc. and the Homes for Heroes Foundation is the same — to support our local heroes, from our firefighters and law enforcement to our military members, healthcare and EMS professionals, and teachers,” says Ruth Johnson, CEO and Founder of Homes for Heroes, Inc. “Whether Homes for Heroes helps them save money on their home or the Foundation supports organizations that provide those in need with a helping hand, it’s all part of our Circle of Giving.”
Please visit the Homes for Heroes Foundation to make a donation and help heroes in need, or visit Homes for Heroes, Inc. to learn more about how you can save money when you buy, sell or refinance a home. This is how Homes for Heroes says thank you for your service.