In March 2016, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced plans for the city’s “Housing Our Heroes” initiative, with a goal of getting 1,000 homeless veterans secure rental housing. And the project was a success! They’ve found housing for 1,007 veterans so far.
Now the plan is to expand the effort to include non-veterans and they hope to help another thousand homeless folks find housing using the same formula, which provides financial incentives to landlords who rent to homeless veterans. But landlord Jimmie Robinson, who rents to seven homeless vets in the Housing Our Heroes project says the money wasn’t the biggest motive for renting to them.
"When you get to meet them, the satisfaction of helping people turn their lives around was more important," Robinson explains. "When you see somebody rebuilding their lives, that's what it's become for me, more than the incentives."
Source: Sunny Skyz