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.

Construction

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.

Finance (Funding, Mortgages, Etc)

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.

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 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.

Research to Know if You're Doing it Right

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.

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