Veterans’ Housing Project
"Serving those who serve our country"
The Veterans’ Housing Project is a collaborative effort of private, public and nonprofit organizations to provide safe and affordable housing to assist military men and women transition easily back into the community upon returning from deployment. Founders of this program include the City of Eugene, Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), the Homebuilders Association of Lane County (HBA) and St. Vinnie’s, along with support from hundreds of businesses, service providers, families and individuals.
Many times maintaining financial and social self-sufficiency is out of reach for some veterans. The Veterans’ Housing Project can supply affordable housing for up to two years, which can ease the burden of transition and allow time to stabilize lives and families. This program was established as a Thank You and Welcome Home for our deserving Veterans. The Bethel School District owns the latest veteran houses and is making them available as part of its long-range facilities plan.
The 5th house will be presented at a ribbon cutting event on April 24th at 10:30 a.m. in preparation for a veteran family to move in later in the month.
Work will begin on the 6th house in the River Road area in early May. There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved with such tasks as painting, cleaning, landscaping, and so much more! Check back soon for more details.
The Veterans’ Housing Project welcomes all hands. If you’re looking for an opportunity to get involved, call our Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy Wilson at 541-743-7147 or visit our new website at http://www.veteranshousingproject.org/.