Saturday, August 13, 2022
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Heroes Housing Heroes to help end veteran homelessness
By News Release @ 3:49 AM :: 5821 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Military

Heroes Housing Heroes to help end veteran homelessness

News Release from City and County of Honolulu July 7, 2015

Honolulu – Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced today that the Mayor’s Office on Housing will host Heroes Housing Heroes to encourage and support landlords island-wide to house homeless veterans as part of the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness by the end of 2015.

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald, Acting Assistant Secretary of Veterans’ Employment & Training Services Teresa Gerton, and Department of Housing and Urban Development Honolulu Field Office Director Ryan Okahara will be in attendance on behalf of the federal government.  The event will be held this Thursday, July 9, 2015, from 11 a.m. to noon at Mission Memorial Auditorium.

“Government alone cannot end veteran homeless,” said Mayor Caldwell.  “We’re asking everyone to step up and do their part to help those who served our nation.  If landlords will take in these veterans who have fallen on hard times, we will provide the assistance to help each person become whole again.  They deserve it and I’m committed to providing the help these men and women need.”

A case manager will support each veteran housed by a landlord under the Mayor’s Challenge. The case manager will actively work with the veteran to comply with lease and house rules, pay rent, and be a good neighbor, as well as provide employment counseling, family services, and assist with physical and mental health issues.

“We are calling on all property owners who have studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units across O‘ahu to be a part of the solution to veteran homelessness,” said Jun Yang, Office of Housing Executive Director.  “Subsidies are available to help pay rent and each veteran will have a case manager to ease the transition from homelessness to safe and secure housing.  All we are asking for is to open your door and give our veterans a foundation to heal.” 

Rental subsidy vouchers and support are provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development – Veterans Affairs Supporting Housing (HUD-VASH) and Supportive Services for Veterans and their Families (SSVF).

For more information on Heroes Helping Heroes or the Mayor’s Challenge, please call 768-7769 or visit www.honolulu.gov/housing/heroeshousingheroes.

-END-

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Back da Blue Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

ChinaTownWatch.com

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Life Alliance

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

HIEC.Coop

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT