Enriched Neighborhoods® More Than Just Housing

Each part of a Veteran Enriched Nieghborhood has defined components that have articulated guidelines. These have been tested and work for funders, government grant guidelines, and our families.

The Five Pillars of a Veteran Enriched Neighborhood

 

No fewer than 12 Units, must include common garden and some form of open space for children or families to congregate. Selection of land is in accordance with established criteria and checklist.

Our construction in the Veteran Enriched Neighborhood model must be no less than Cal Green and if serving veterans, must include specific home modifications for visible and invisible wounds of war–care is taken to ensure this is achieved without increasing the bottom line. Click here to see what we have built and projects in construction.

Costs to build and loan to value index are controlled for financing and funders. Mortgage, insurance, taxes, and HOA dues must be capped based on buyers income and affordability guidelines. Appropriate resale restrictions to control “flipping” and ensure community stability but allow for reasonable equity growth for upward mobility.

 

Based on availability and need, classes and services have been developed or selected that are proven to be predictive of self-sufficiency and upward mobility. Additional programming for trauma-informed care are added to address the community being served (veterans and their families) to ensure quality of life. This latter piece is known as My TIME (Trauma Informed Military Enrichment). Weekly care management meetings allow ongoing review and oversight.

The outcome measures use the Generalized Self-Efficacy Scale measure of resiliency (standard for PTSD and other trauma recovery) and a survey developed by the California State University, Northridge which has been proven for interrater reliability and for its power and statistical significance. This survey, which looks at proven predictors of success over the lifespan, measures individual, interpersonal, and family success across education, socioeconomic status, financial literacy, health, and mental well-being. Click here to see some results.

Enriched Neighborhoods® are more than just housing:

  • Homeownership

  • Meets low-income housing requirements

  • Wrap-around model creates self-sufficiency

  • Community development centered model

  • Honors our veterans and hard-working, low-income families

  • Utilizes resources already within your community

  • Environmental benefit vs. cost analysis

  • California green approved building materials (generally Tier 2)

  • Creates property tax revenue

  • Facilitates reintegration and economic development

  • HOA community

  • Measureable outcomes for city census

  • Homeownership

  • Meets low-income housing requirements

  • Wrap-around model creates self-sufficiency

  • Community development centered model

  • Honors our veterans and hard-working, low-income families

  • Utilizes resources already within your community

  • Environmental benefit vs. cost analysis

  • California green approved building materials (generally Tier 3)

  • Creates property tax revenue

  • Facilitates reintegration and economic development

  • HOA community

  • Measureable outcomes for city census