We recently got this message from the new Mayor of Austin, TX, Steve Adler. Instead of building new shelters or home, why not use what we already have? A great, innovative solution to helping with affordable housing in Austin. What do you think? How is your city handling this issue?
With less than a month until Veterans Day, I am reaching out to make a big push to meet this goal.
Veterans have impacted all of our lives. My father was a disabled World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy, so I am intimately familiar with the sacrifices that our veterans and military families make to preserve our freedoms here at home. That’s why one homeless veteran on the streets of Austin is too many.
We are calling this effort Housing Heroes, and I’m asking for your help.
There are three important ways you can get involved:
1. If you have a property or know of someone that has a property that can be leased to a veteran, such as an investment property, a garage apartment, a duplex, or a multi-unit residential property, please contact us. We still need over 100 housing units to serve our homeless veterans.
2. Make a donation to the Housing Heroes fund
– the fund will be used to provide rental assistance, find temporary shelter for veterans, support property owners who are providing a unit for a veteran, and more.
3. Tell your friends about our goal to end veteran homelessness in Austin. Share this message on Facebook & Twitter:
“Join Mayor Steve Adler in the challenge to end veteran homelessness in Austin. If you have a property that can be leased to a veteran or to make a donation, visit HousingHeroesAustin.org. One homeless veteran is too many. Let’s fight for those who fought for us.”
I believe that in a city like Austin, the community can come together to help those who preserved and protected our freedoms find a home. Please join me in ending veteran homelessness by Veterans Day.