Housing, Shelter

Saving Veterans Homes Inc

Helping veterans avoid becoming homeless

Hilton Head, SC   |  www.SavingVeteransHomes.com

Mission

Our mission is to assist veterans and military families who are at risk of becoming homeless and to help them avoid that situation.

Ruling year info

2015

Exec. Dir

Mr John Woodhouse

Main address

30 Paddle Boat Ln. #302

Hilton Head, SC 29928 USA

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EIN

47-2751392

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Family Services (P40)

(Won)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Across the country there are thousands of veterans who are homeless and many more that are facing the possibility of becoming homeless. We try to help veterans and military families avoid becoming homeless by assisting with rent or mortgage payments when they are facing some unexpected expenses and can't make their rent payment. There are organizations that can help them once they become homeless but they shouldn't be homeless in the first place. It is more costly to take care of a person who has become homeless than it is to help them avoid becoming homeless. To our knowledge, we are the only organization working to help veterans avoid becoming homeless.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Mortgage or Rent Assistance.

We evaluate the veteran's eligibility based on the information provided in their Application for Assistance and the respones from interviews with their references. If eligible, we will try to help them with back rent or mortgage payments. All payments are paid, on their behalf, directly to their landlord or mortgage lender.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Budget
$5,000

Where we work

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our mission is to diminish and eventually eliminate veteran homelessness.  We want to be the first line resource when a veteran or military family is faced with losing their home and becoming homeless.  We do this by working with the veteran and their landlord/lender to help them stay in their home.

Our current strategy is to expand the awareness of our organization and its reach, through the use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, InstaGram, LinkedIn, and others. Also, to recruit more volunteers to do local fundraising and to help with fundraising events such as marathons, walks, golf tournaments etc for us, and to persuade their social media "followers" to follow us. Longer term, when we have a more recognized name, we will pursue donations, grants etc from businesses and wealthy individuals.

Our capabilities at this point are limited. We need to find volunteers to help with the basic fundraising activities and to enable us to raise the awareness of our organization and its reach across all social media platforms.

We measure success by how many veterans we are able to keep in their homes and avoid becoming homeless.  We also follow up with veterans we have helped in the past to see how they are doing.

We have, over the past 2 years, helped a number of veterans avoid becoming homeless by helping them to pay past due rents and court costs so that they were not evicted from their home. But the number of veterans that reach out for help is far greater than we are able to help at this point, due to the lack of funds. What's next for us is to increase the awareness of the problem of homelessness among veterans, to increase the awareness of our organization, to increase our reach across social media that will ultimately increase donations.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Saving Veterans Homes Inc

Board of directors
as of 9/24/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

8139674386 John Woodhouse

Saving Veteran's Homes


Board co-chair

8139674386 John Woodhouse

John Woodhouse

retired

William "Bill" Ryan

Legacy Estate Sales

Carolyn Treneer

Building Technologies

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

veteran, military, housing, rent, eviction, foreclosure, homeless