Neighborhood

Our neighborhoods include at least 12 Units, a common garden, and some form of open space for children or families to congregate.

Construction

Our construction in the Veteran Enriched Neighborhood® model includes specific home modifications for visible and invisible wounds of war common to veterans and utilizes sustainability and green building practices. Click here to read a White Paper that discusses home modifications for veterans with service-connected disabilities.

Finance (Funding, Mortgages, Etc)

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

Wraparound Services

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 is offered to help 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.

Research to Know if You're Doing it Right

The outcome measures use 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, and health.

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