Placer County wants to give veterans the gift of a home for the holidays

Published on November 02, 2017

Can you open your heart and your doors to a homeless veteran this holiday season? As we reflect on service and sacrifice this Veterans Day, Placer County is seeking landlords, employers and community partners who can help us give back to our local heroes in need at a community housing fair Dec. 8.

There are dozens of homeless veterans right now in Placer County. The Placer County Housing Authority — in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Volunteers of America and Advocates for Mentally Ill Housing Inc. — will hold a community housing fair Dec. 8 at the American Legion, 100 East Street in Auburn starting at 9 a.m. Homeless veterans will be able to connect with landlords, employers and other resources to help them on the path to independence.

The county is also seeking employers with jobs for veterans; help transporting veterans to the event and feeding them; household items such as cookware, bedding and furniture — and most importantly, landlords interested in working with our supportive housing program.

There are numerous benefits to being a landlord for a homeless veteran:

  • Guaranteed income: Get reliable monthly rental payments subsidized through the local housing authority.
  • Ongoing case management provides a safety net for tenants and landlords. It also lowers default risks.
  • A chance to honor those who served: Participating landlords are part of the solution to ending homelessness among veterans, who sacrificed so much to keep our country safe and free.

Interested landlords, employers and community partners can call 775 -686-3323 or email for more details and to sign up for an information session Nov. 21. There, you can hear about the program, the benefits it can offer, and get your questions answered.