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Veterans Affordable Housing

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We partner with communities to help our distressed veterans to find their homes.

We partner with communities to help our distressed veterans to find their homes.

Universal Initiatives working toward providing at-risk LMI veterans with stable, affordable and safe housing solutions.
Honoring All Who Served

Honoring All Who Served

7.5% of Pennsylvania's adult population and 4.7% of New Jersey's adult population are veterans of the U.S. military
  • 6.5% of Pennsylvania’s veterans live in poverty.
  • 5.2% of New Jersey’s veterans live in poverty.
  • 16.0% of Pennsylvania’s veterans have a service connected disability rating (121,669 Veterans).
  • 15.6% of New Jersey’s veterans have a service connected disability rating (50,175 Veterans).
  • Approximately 121,746 Pennsylvania veterans live in homes with one or more major problems of quality, crowding, or cost.
  • Approximately 70,503 New Jersey veterans live in homes with one or more major problems of quality, crowding, or cost.
  • Approximately 857 veterans by HUD estimates in Pennsylvania are homeless.
  • Approximately 551 veterans by HUD estimates in New Jersey are homeless.

The hidden crisis of veterans without a home

Across America, there are currently more than 600,000 people experiencing homelessness [1]. Based on January 2019 data, there are 37,085 veterans experiencing homelessness, a 43% decrease since 2011 [2]. Moreover, approximately 1.4 million veterans are considered at risk of becoming homeless due to poverty, lack of affordable housing and of robust support networks [3]. 

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 17 of 10,000 veterans experienced homelessness in a given night during 2019. Nearly all of the veterans experiencing homelessness are single, 6 in 10 are staying in sheltered locations, and 24% of veterans who are classified as home insecure are exhibiting chronic patterns of homelessness [4].

Like any person experiencing homelessness, there are a wide array of factors contributing to their situation. For veterans, some of the key causes include lack of affordable housing, economic hardship (unemployment), war injuries, and mental health issues.

Like any person experiencing homelessness, there are a wide array of factors contributing to their situation. For veterans, some of the key causes include lack of affordable housing, economic hardship (unemployment), war injuries, and mental health issues. To help our nation’s heroes, holistic thinking is critical. 

Our Solution

Our Solution

Patented "Path to Homeownership" & "Path to Financial Freedom" Programs
  • Place veterans into a 2-3 years transitional housing program at a specially developed gated apartment complexes.
  • Integrate our patented “Path to Homeownership” program to make sure participants are mentally and financially ready for homeownership.
  • Integrate our patented “Path to Financial Freedom” program to prepare participants for responsible financial decision making.
  • Integrate new jobs training and placement programs to create financial stability after the program.
  • Develop county owned or county financed land and “built-to-order” a custom modern housing.
  • Under our “Path to Homeownership” program utilize specialty grants and CDFI funding to fund veteran’s houses acquisition.
  • Implement 3 years support program after housing acquisition to insure participants ability to maintain their new housing.
Projected Results

Projected Results

Estimated Participation Results Based on The Current Progress

2022

10
Veterans will find new homes

2025

90
Veterans will find new homes
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