Housing, Shelter

HOMES FOR FAMILIES

Veteran Enriched Neighborhoods

Woodland Hills, CA

Mission

Homes 4 Families empowers low-income veterans and their families to enter the middle class through affordable, full-equity homeownership and sustainable housing combined with holistic services that build resiliency, self-sufficiency and economic growth. Through our outcome-proven Enriched Neighborhood® model, we provide servicemen, servicewomen and their families with comprehensive wraparound services that equip them to succeed in civilian life, including financial education, therapeutic trauma-informed workshops, services for military children, and veteran-to-veteran support. With more than ten years of research-backed experience and success, Homes 4 Families works closely with the California Department of Veterans Affairs and others to build permanent, thriving veteran communities.

Ruling Year

2014

President & CEO

Donna Deutchman

Main Address

21031 Ventura Blvd Suite 610

Woodland Hills, CA 91364 USA

Keywords

housing, affordable, shelter, veterans, low-income, veterans

EIN

26-2932191

 Number

5630331467

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Homes 4 Families was founded in Los Angeles in 2008 and exists to meet the significant need for affordable housing and effective, no-cost services that equip and prepare veteran families for home ownership and movement up the housing ladder. The County of Los Angeles is home to more than 280,000 veterans, nearly five thousand of whom are homeless – a rate that has increased rapidly in recent years. Despite this growing population of homeless servicemen and servicewomen, few permanent housing resources exist to assist veteran families. Even fewer are available that provide veterans social services assisting with the transition to civilian life.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Veteran Enriched Neighborhoods®

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of people no longer living in unaffordable, overcrowded housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Veterans

Number of low-income units in market-rate neighborhood

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Veterans

Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Veterans

Number of financial literacy courses conducted

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Veterans

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

1. Create self-sufficiency and financial literacy for all low-moderate income veteran families through the provision of wraparound services.
2. Lift low-income families out of substandard housing and into homeownership.
3. Create systemic change in affordable veteran housing.
4. Create systemic change in disability housing, especially for low-income veteran populations.
5. Empower families to master the skills necessary to avoid foreclosure and other financial crisis.

#1 Family and Community Change #2 Organizational Development #3 Fundraising & Communications #4 Community Outreach & Volunteers #5 Finance #6 Construction

Homes 4 Families empowers low-income veterans and their families to enter the middle class through affordable, full-equity homeownership and sustainable housing combined with holistic services that build resiliency, self-sufficiency and economic growth. Through our outcome-proven Enriched Neighborhood® model, we provide servicemen, servicewomen and their families with comprehensive wraparound services that equip them to succeed in civilian life, including financial education, therapeutic trauma-informed workshops, services for military children, and veteran-to-veteran support. With more than ten years of research-backed experience and success, Homes 4 Families works closely with the California Department of Veterans Affairs and others to build permanent, thriving veteran communities.

We use a survey tool created by the Urban Planning Department of CSUN which has been conducted for over a decade for low-income families. Families are interviewed in accordance with a prescribed methodology and format every other year after moving into their homes for 10 years, the data is then compared to the information gathered during the initial application, and then compared to aggregate data sets for the surrounding community. This provides us with data over a longitudinal period to show long-term impact. These surveys measure: income, credit, graduation and postsecondary educational attainment, job retention/growth, defaults/foreclosures, and more.

+ Household incomes increased by an average of 19% and homeowners have been employed at their current jobs for an average of 7.18 years + 91% of families increased their credit scores + 35% of households had an adult return to school to further their education + 99.9% graduation rates from high school with an average GPA of 3.0 + 91% attendance at college or trade school with over 46% attending 4-year universities in civilian neighborhoods + < 1% defaults or foreclosures + 0% teen pregnancies after moving into Homes 4 Families homes + 13.95% of parents among Homes 4 Families households have returned to school for a degree or certified program to advance employment

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes