Affordable Housing for Veterans
Serving those who served
Thousands of Veterans in America are homeless – in fact 1 in 5 homeless individuals in America are Veterans. Additionally, a large number of displaced and at-risk Veterans live with lingering effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There are several factors that contribute to the growing homeless Veteran population including the extreme shortage of affordable housing and lack of support networks and access to necessary health care services.
With the increasing number of returning Veterans in need of affordable housing, Mercy Housing is looking at how we can best serve this segment of the population. Mercy Housing is partnering with Veterans organizations throughout the country to develop service-enriched supportive housing for homeless Veterans. We strive to help residents like Leonard, a World War II Veteran who was living alone in a mobile home and struggling with grief following the death of his wife. Leonard was able to move into an affordable home at Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Countryside Senior Apartments.
Now, Leonard not only calls his apartment “home,” he calls it “heaven.” He says he thrives in the community atmosphere of the building.
“I never want to leave this place,” he shared.
We hope you will join with us to honor our Veterans for their service and hope you will partner with us to end Veteran homelessness and make sure that all Veterans have access to the resources and support they've earned. We hope to provide the vibrant, affordable communities that Veterans need to find stability so they can thrive.
Featured Veteran Projects
El Monte Veterans Apartments
In El Monte (LA County), Mercy Housing California partnered with New Directions to develop 50 apartments for homeless Veterans using VASH funding (Veterans Administration Supportive Housing) from the Veterans Administration and HUD. Learn more...
Danville Supportive Housing
Mercy Housing Lakefront has started construction on 65 units of supportive housing for homeless and disabled veterans at the VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville, Illinois. Learn more...