- Created: Friday, 20 July 2018 09:41
- Written by Laura Proescholdt
"Overall, California is home to more veterans than any other state in the country," explains Mark Walbert of the California Department of Veterans Affairs. "We get up to 400 inquiries per month from vets looking to buy a home."
Walbert administers CalVet's Residential Enriched Neighborhoods (REN) program, which utilizes the Enriched neighborhoods model. Developed over 12 years by Homes 4 Families and licensed by CalVet, the Enriched Neighborhoods model builds wealth, stability, and thriving communities for low-income veterans and their families through affordable homeownership and wrap-around services.
Hear from Stacey Chiang, Grant Writer & Corporate Development Associate at Homes 4 Families, and her colleagues about how the Enriched Neighborhood model builds community for veterans and their families.
"CalVet is a great partner, and they're national leaders in community responsiveness," explains Stacey Chiang, Grant Writer & Corporate Development Associate at Homes 4 Families. "They saw the rising numbers of homeless veterans and the rising housing costs in California and quickly took action."