There is an estimated thousand’s of Homeless Veterans sleeping under bridges, on streets and in empty lots in a variety of makeshift shelters, in Clark County, Washington.
There is a quest to provide more safe housing for those without a permanent address. Thinking beyond typical dorm-style shelters, America for Veterans Foundation has launched its own task force to assess the viability of using micro homes made with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). SIPs are more than 60% more energy efficient, 300 times stronger, straighter, and greener than typical building.
We are putting the Vancouver, WA Veterans Village at 5118 N.E. St. James Rd. in Vancouver, WA. This will serve as a model for future villages throughout the Northwest in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
We are starting with Women Veterans in all 18 homes, because their need is greater at this time. The idea is to establish the gated micro community where we can offer people safety with 24/7 security of the gated community. Because the micro houses offer dwellers with more privacy than big shelters, they may appeal more to women veterans that have had many problems at other homeless shelters and problems with dorm style living.
With the help of all the Veterans organizations we network with we will help our veterans get all the benefits they were promised and help them transition back into a new life.