Project Restoring Hope
Based on the January 2011 National Alliance to End Homelessness State of Homelessness report, an estimated 14,055 people experience homelessness each night in Illinois and 15% are veterans and while circumstantial factors vary, homelessness occurs when people or households are unable to acquire and/or maintain housing they can afford.
Furthermore, the National Alliance to End Homelessness reports the main reason behind this inability to and/or maintain housing is the scarcity of affordable housing.
In addition, many veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan are finding themselves homeless and a HUD and VA Veteran Homelessness study shows that veterans are 50 percent more likely to become homeless than other Americans.
Vet Net, has partnered with United Relief Foundation’s Project Restoring Hope efforts to provide affordable housing for veterans in need.
Using House 348 as their model, they want to proceed at a comfortable pace to get a good feel from start-to-finish. However, this volunteer consortium has begun the acquisition process of another house and we are negotiating a reduced pricing for a Veteran placement of recently repaired house associated with our Hope & Help Partner, Brian Urbanowski.
Volunteer spots are still available! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
For more information about housing for veterans, contact David Rogers, Executive Director of Vet Net Chicago. VetNetChicago@gmail.com.