FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many homes will be in a Homes For Heroes Village?
The size of the land made available, as well as civic site planning regulations, will determine this. We anticipate having 15 – 25 homes per site.
Will the homes be furnished?
Yes, the occupant will be supplied with all requirements for comfortable living and healing. The homes will be stocked with all the furniture, cooking utensils, cleaning products and linens needed.
Will there be rules occupants must comply with?
The goal of the Homes For Heroes Village is to assist veterans towards restored lives by offering a safe, secure and comfortable home while professionals work with them towards their reintegration to civilian life. A code of conduct will be imposed by those agencies aiding in their rehabilitation.
Who will determine which veterans will live in a Homes For Heroes village?
In Calgary and Edmonton, the homes will be made available to The Mustard Seed, a long established and critically acclaimed social agency, to manage and provide the services required. Homes For Heroes is also working in partnership with various other social service agencies and veteran organizations to identify veterans experiencing homelessness. Once a veteran has been assessed by the “boots on the ground” team, the veteran will be partnered with one of our social agencies.
What support services will be available to the occupants?
In addition to being provided with a fully self contained comfortable and secure home, our partnering social agencies and Veterans Affairs will work with the veteran to encourage successful growth. Some will be provided with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) support while others will receive rehabilitation based on their individual needs. When a veteran is ready for employment the veteran will work with our local and national employment service partners.
What transportation services will be available?
The Homes For Heroes villages will be located near public transit routes. Bicycle racks will also be provided.
Who will provide ongoing maintenance?
Homes For Heroes will partner with businesses and groups to provide exterior maintenance to ensure the village is clean and well kept. Residents will also be expected to participate in the maintenance of the property and tend to the community garden.