Please contact you Contact your Member of Congress and request that they cosponser and support H.R. 3970, Housing Our Heroes Act. This legislation will help ensure that our veterans have a place to call home while turning neglected properties into houses. On November 5, 2015, Congressmen Steve Israel (D-NY) and Tom Rooney (R-FL) introduced this important initiative to not only assist our veterans, but also to improve the quality of life for some struggling neighborhoods. The legislation would create a three year pilot program to provide grants to Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to purchase and renovate blighted properties- providing a pathway to homeownership for homeless veterans and taking unsightly zombie homes off the market.
Rep. Israel’s press release can be found here. Please contact your Member of Congress and urge them to support this bill.
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