Fifteen homeless Veteran families will have a chance to move into permanent housing at next weekend’s Miami Homeless Veterans Stand Down thanks to an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Despite providing affordable homes to thousands since 1993, Florida’s largest developer of supportive housing says more resources are needed to meet the goal of ending homelessness.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is investing $300 million to end homelessness for America’s Veteran families, such as this father and son in Miami.
Ending homeless for America’s veterans is not just about stable, affordable housing. Evidence-based skills training for creating and sustaining healthy, lasting relationships with family members, neighbors and co-workers is also vital to their long-term success.
During a company retreat in Miami, American Income Life executives and their spouses help formerly homeless South Florida Veterans get a fresh start.
Cedric Halyard, Director of Veteran Outreach for Operation Sacred Trust, overcame homelessness and addictions after returning from deployment in Operation Desert Storm. His personal experience has helped him help more than 1,000 other Veterans and their family members who are homeless or at risk of homelessness rebuild the foundation of their lives.
Carrfour Supportive Housing’s ground-breaking for Hampton Village apartments in Miami Friday is part of a $17 million investment of federal stimulus monies that will create about 340 construction jobs, provide high quality, affordable housing for 1,092 people, and help prevent homelessness in one of the nation’s most distressed communities.