This San Francisco Initiative is a City-Wide Endeavor that Aims to House 50 Veterans in 100 Days
This initiative is a collaboration:
• Swords to Plowshares
• City and County of San Francisco
• Department of Veteran Affairs
• Department of Housing and Urban Development
• San Francisco Housing Authority
• San Francisco Apartment Association
• Small Property Owners of San Francisco
On May 9th, a City-wide effort began to find permanent housing for homeless veterans in San Francisco.
Our goal is simple: find homes for 50 veterans in 100 days.
Swords to Plowshares, the City of San Francisco, the Veteran’s Administration, HUD and supporters in the community are working together to end veteran homelessness in San Francisco.
This initiative is unprecedented. Now more than ever, the men and women who proudly served our country need our help. San Francisco has nearly 2,000 homeless veterans who deserve a second chance to turn their lives around. We have a long road ahead of us to care for our nation’s heroes, but as a community, we can make a difference.
Veterans are finding it difficult to find homes in this overheated rental market. Veterans with subsidized housing costs through the HUD VASH Program have difficulty securing long-term, safe, affordable housing even though the program guarantees income to landlords. That is why this campaign and collaboration are key.
Over the next 100 days, as well as in the months and years ahead of us, we will work together to address the problem of homelessness among our veterans in San Francisco. The “homeless vet” is a far too common sight and a term that we are all too familiar with. We will get our veterans help in housing first and rebuild the dignity towards stable employment and self-sufficiency after bearing the costs of war in heart and mind.