To date, Homes 4 Families has partnered with non-profits, government entities, and corporations to bring the outcome-proven Enriched Neighborhood® model to communities. Primarily with Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) as builder, we have built over 144 homes in 5 Enriched Neighborhoods® in Northern Los Angeles County, are under construction on 80 homes for low-income veteran families, and are working with Habitat for Humanity Riverside to build 38 additional homes for low-income veterans.

What is the Veteran Enriched Neighborhood Model

The Enriched Neighborhood Model is an innovative way to build affordable housing–creating financial sustainability and upward mobility by combining the permanent housing with wraparound services in a supportive neighborhood.

Currently, the Homes 4 Families™ Veteran Enriched Neighborhood® (VEN®) model is licensed by CalVet in a nonexclusive arrangement as the CalVet REN (R added to sound good). It is also available to be built with other funders.

It is a “model” in the sense that it is a set defined objectives and methods that are specific, unique and replicable enough to qualify for copyright and trademark. Housing is one part of the whole, and the whole is demonstrated to equal more than the sum of the parts in that our research has proven outcomes that cannot be created by any part individually.

The Enriched Neighborhood Model is an innovative way to build affordable housing–creating financial sustainability and upward mobility by combining the permanent housing with wraparound services in a supportive neighborhood.

Currently, the Homes 4 Families™ Veteran Enriched Neighborhood® (VEN®) model is licensed by CalVet in a nonexclusive arrangement as the CalVet REN (R added to sound good). It is also available to be built with other funders.

It is a “model” in the sense that it is a set defined objectives and methods that are specific, unique and replicable enough to qualify for copyright and trademark. Housing is one part of the whole, and the whole is demonstrated to equal more than the sum of the parts in that our research has proven outcomes that cannot be created by any part individually.

Our programs produce measurable outcome-proven results including, but not limited to:

  • The median income for the military families has increased by 19% after one year of living in their homes.
  • This is more than 4 times higher than the national rate of increase of 3% (in 2015).
  • The median income for the military families has increased by 19% after one year of living in their homes.
  • This is more than 4 times higher than the national rate of increase of 3% (in 2015).

  • L.A. County’s median household income = $55,580 (2014).
  • When our low-income families applied for homes in one of our neighborhoods, their median income was $44,464.
  • The current median household income for these families after living in our Enriched Neighborhoods for 1 year = $77,750. That’s an increase of 22%.
  • L.A. County’s median household income = $55,580 (2014).
  • When our low-income families applied for homes in one of our neighborhoods, their median income was $44,464.
  • The current median household income for these families after living in our Enriched Neighborhoods for 1 year = $77,750. That’s an increase of 22%.