Posts Tagged ‘homeless veterans’

Homeless Veterans will Live in Modular Housing

May 20th, 2014 Comments off

Gloucester Township in Camden County, New Jersey will soon have three temporary modular units for homeless military veterans, according to The Home of the Brave is a partnership between the county and Volunteers of America, which will manage the 30-bed shelter. MHProNews has learned they intend to begin housing the vets in July. ##

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Nearly 500,000 Vets Live in Manufactured Homes

November 21st, 2013 Comments off

MHProNews has learned from, while an estimated 470,000 rural veterans live in manufactured homes (MH), they are less likely to live in MH than the rural population as a whole. However, twice as many rural veterans live in MH than veterans as a whole nationally. While rural areas have fewer homeless veterans than urban areas, veterans are often a greater percentage of the rural homeless population. Many veterans are finding housing unaffordable. Households that spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing are considered cost-burdened. Veterans who rent and live in rural areas are twice as likely to be cost-burdened than homeowners—37.7 percent compared to 18.8 percent of homeowners. Just under 50 percent of veteran renters over 55 are cost burdened compared to 26.6 percent of those veterans in their thirty’s.

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Modular Housing for Vets Up in the Air

April 29th, 2013 Comments off

MHProNews has learned from a planned 38 unit modular housing complex to accommodate 112 homeless veterans may be scuttled by the Veterans Administration because the Alachua Count Housing Authority (ACHA) has made “minimal progress toward completion,” according to a letter received by the authority from Jeffrey L. Quarles, director of the VA’s Grant/Per Diem Program. The letter said the project was supposed to be completed by May 1, 2013, but ACHA Director Herbert Hernandez says he became director in Feb. of this year and cannot find documents purporting to show the completion date. He has until May 10, 2013 to explain why the VA should continue with the plan, noting the paperwork has been finalized to break ground. While the exact date for completion has been a matter of uncertainty for the housing authority, Hernandez says he has heard second hand that completion must be by Aug. 1, 2013 because the VA cannot fund projects after that date due to fiscal year concerns. Chairman of the housing authority, Kali Blount, says the problem may stem from inaccuracies on a form submitted to the VA. ACHA has appealed to elected officials to help save the $20 million project, which is designed to provide transitional housing for veterans to help rebuild their lives, and includes funding for 20 years of programming.
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Veterans Lose Needed Modular Housing

July 9th, 2012 Comments off

triblive reports from Kittaning, Pennsylvania northeast of Pittsburgh the Mechling-Shakely Veterans Center in Sugarcreek for chronically homeless veterans was unable to raise the $56,000 in matching funds to add five modular housing units to the center as planned. The $600,000 grant was funded partly by HUD’s Continuum of Care program and by the HOME Program grant through the state’s Department of Community and Economic Development. MHProNews has learned since the funding was destined only to house 15 additional vets, it had to be returned. The center plans to use its personal funds instead for upgrading the existing facility.

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