Here at Habitat SF/SCV, our veterans and their families benefit from our collaboration program, Enriched Neighborhood® communities that provides housing services coupled with Enrichment Services. We also bring volunteer opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members, and their families.
Our core goal in this program is to build veteran-specific Enriched Neighborhoods® in North Los Angeles City and County in collaboration with the California Department of Veteran Affairs. We are currently doing this in Sylmar, where we recently completed a 12-home community and Santa Clarita where we are building an 78-home community.
Click here to see a letter about this program from CalVet Secretary General, Peter Gravett.
The Enrichment Services offered in this program go beyond basic life skills and self-sufficiency training to also include services specifically tailored to help veterans and their families reintegrate back into civilian life after service. This includes university based Post Traumatic Stress counseling, art workshops for trauma victims, ensuring connections to all entitled military benefits and much more.
As part of this program, we have also completed several Critical Home Repairs/Disability Modifications for low-income and disabled veterans who are in need of repairs or modifications to their home in order for it to remain affordable and safe for the veteran and their family.
Through our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI), we renovated the local American Legion Hall in downtown Newhall and are offering our veteran-specific Enrichment Services to the surrounding schools and non-profit centers in our NRI service areas.
To learn more about the need for veteran housing in LA County, Click here.