The cornerstone of Jericho's Veterans Initiative is the development of two new supportive housing residences in the Bronx for homeless and low-income veterans.
1 in 5 homeless individuals in the United States is a veteran.
More than 130,000 veterans are homeless each night in the United States, with twice as many veterans experiencing homelessness over the course of a year. A growing number of veterans are also severely rent burdened, with 500,000 paying more than 50% of their income on rent.
Jericho Project's 2006 strategic plan identified homeless veterans as a key population to benefit from its unique supportive housing model. Jericho Project's Veterans Initiative includes:
The development of new supportive housing for veterans;
The creation of an evidence-based veterans service model based on Jericho's proven model;
Jericho Project will serves more than 200 homeless and low-income veterans annually by 2012 and anticipates that least 90% of veterans at our residences will maintain stable, permanent housing.
On any given night in America there are hundreds of thousands of Americans who have fought for our freedom who go without their own home. That's just not right. That's just not who we are as a country - Barack Obama, President of the United States
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