The Most Frequent Asked Questions
1Do The Veterans Own The Homes?
The mini houses are designed for transitional support for homeless veterans in all of the cities we are building mini house communities. Our goal is to end Veteran homelessness, and the mini house provides the stability and the starting point Veterans need to address the underlying causes of homelessness.
2How Long Can A Veteran Stay In HVC Community?
HVC provides each Veteran with a case manager and together they design a plan that moves at the Veteran’s pace. A Veteran is welcome to stay in the village as they continue to make progress toward their goal of permanent housing readiness.
3How Big Are The Homes?
There are two mini house models; The family houses. The single-occupancy Mini House is 240 sf. Ft. The family house is 400 sq. ft. will sleep up to 7 individuals. The houses are built for Sustainable and innovative homes with past trauma at the forefront of the design process. HVC is intentional about building communities that are mindful of homeless and military post-traumatic stress.
4How Many Houses Are You Building?
Each house is sustainable and affordable our way to building houses on a concrete slab and connected to electricity and plumbing just like any house being build today. At our headquarters in Atlanta, the HVC community is building 57 houses. The community also will have a Veteran Outreach Center to serve those who are housed with us and those in the community who need support. As we expand into new city’s the number of houses will continue to grow.
5How Are Veterans Chosen To Receive A Mini Home?
We build trusting relationships, we continually conduct street outreach to identify veterans who are currently homeless on the street. Veterans are assessed and prioritized based on their needs. HVC prioritizes Veterans who are the most vulnerable. HVC does keep a list of the ones who apply. Also, and most importantly, the circumstances of people change quickly, and those who are in crisis today may have stabilized by the time there is and vacancy.
6What Social Services Do HVC Provide?
We at HVC are there for each and every Veteran we serve. We are striving to be different from the standard social service systems. HVC we are a community-focused team. Every Veteran will receive a case manager weekly depending there need. We have partnered with local companies, nonprofits, and agencies to provide wraparound support to address every veteran situation.