Long Beach Veteran Homelessness Initiative

Apartment Association, California Southern Cities’ (AACSC) full board of directors unanimously voted to encourage members to open housing to Veterans as part of Mayor Robert Garcia’s initiative to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.

In April 2015, there were 94 homeless Veterans identified in Long Beach and by encouraging AACSC members, landlords, owners and management companies, to accept the housing vouchers supplied by the V.A., the city is on track to have them all in housing by the end of the year.  AACSC has partnered with Housing Authority Long Beach, Housing Opportunities Team & PATH to continue to identify the individual veterans in need of housing, and to provide them with available apartments through willing landlords.

If anyone has available housing and is interested in helping, please contact AACSC at 562-426-8341 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be connected to veterans in need of housing.

Please find additional resources below to help end Veteran Homelessness with AACSC.

Read our press release here.

United Way LA- Homes for Heroes

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In June 2015, national and local leaders joined United Way's Home For Good in kicking off Homes For Heroes, an effort to identify 1,000 landlords to house veterans in need. As shared by Jim Perley a property owner with Western America Properties, “landlords are literally the last leg on the way home for our Veterans.” This has never been so true as today when over 500 Veterans with vouchers-in-hand, that provide both rental subsidy and supportive services, have no place to go at night. Significant resources have been invested in L.A. towards the goal of ending Veteran homelessness in 2015 and providers are working together to efficiently identify Veterans and their needs, but the critical link to housing through landlords and housing developers is what will get us over the finish line.

The Problem: Los Angeles County is home to 4,618 homeless Veterans. The good news is that there are now enough rental subsidies and supportive services to house all of LA's homeless Veterans by the end of 2015. All that is missing are landlords willing to rent to them.

The Solution: Homes For Heroes. Landlords rent vacant units to a homeless Veteran and receive fair market rent and the support of a network of services providers.

Benefits of Participating in this Effort

 

  • GUARANTEED RENT: Paid through direct deposit (tenants are responsible for a small portion of the rent).
  • CONTROL OF TENANT SELECTION: Landlords can screen and select tenants to confirm compatibility.
  • SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT: With a case manager for timely response to tenant and landlord concerns.
  • PARTNERSHIP: Program provides support to both landlord and tenants to ensure a successful placement.

 

Are you a landlord, interested in renting vacant units to a Veteran? Do so here: SIGN UP UNITS!

Don't own units? Here's what you can do:

 

  • Talk to your landlord and other property owners you know about dedicating units to Veterans with housing vouchers.
  • Share our flyer and help spread the word with your friends via your social networks. DOWNLOAD FLYER
  • Donate to move-in costs for Veterans.

 

Have additional questions? Contact Tina Estedabadi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Contact AACSC

Apartment Association,

California Southern Cities
333 W. Broadway St., Suite 101
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 426-8341

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