A new partnership between the Cuyahoga Land Bank and Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries will provide permanent affordable housing for the hundreds of homeless veterans living throughout Cuyahoga County. The Veterans’ Affordable Housing Initiative will “match” homeless veterans with affordable, renovated homes giving the veterans a permanent address and chance to live independently.
With help from the Cuyahoga Land Bank, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries acquired a vacant East Cleveland home last year. The Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries ‘Old Timers’ veterans group made a major contribution in order for this initiative to launch.
The first home in the Veterans’ Affordable Housing Initiative was completed by, King’s Sons 820, a Christian based workforce development ministry that provides mentoring and construction training for young men and prison re-entry clients. Six veterans will be welcomed in to the completed home this summer.
“The Veterans’ Affordable Housing Initiative is an excellent example of the Cuyahoga Land Bank’s mission in action,” said Gus Frangos, President and General Counsel of the Cuyahoga Land Bank. “Our homeless veterans deserve their independence and a safe, stable place to call home.”
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