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PBC Veteran Services offices will be CLOSED from Wednesday, January 27, 2015 through Friday, January 30th, 2015, for our Bi-Annual HUD mandated County Point-In-Time Homeless Count.
 
We will not be in our offices to respond to emails or phone calls during this time frame.

We will resume normal business on Monday, February 2nd, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please call or email us after this date. Thank you.

 

Palm Beach County’s
Veterans Homeownership and Preservation Program

 


Are you an Active Duty U.S. Military Personnel, Veteran or Surviving Spouse?
Do you need assistance to purchase a home in Palm Beach County?
Do you need minor home repair assistance for a new or existing home?
You need not be discouraged, there may be a program specifically designed with you in mind. The Veteran’s Homeownership and Preservation Program (VHPP) is a pilot program administered by the Department of Economic Sustainability.
To be eligible you must be a:
□ U.S. Military Personnel, Veteran or Surviving Spouse;
□ Reside in the home as your primary residence; and have a
□ Household income at 80% or below annual median income.


The decision to purchase a home is likely the biggest expense you will ever incur. You have already done the most difficult part, becoming credit ready, paying-off debt, accumulating savings and sacrificing to ensure you and your family start homeownership right. But, like many first-time buyers, you’ve discovered that the costs to purchase a home is much more expensive than you initially thought or maybe you found the perfect home but, it requires repairs. The VHPP offers homebuyer down-payment assistance, closing-cost and minor repair assistance to active duty military personnel, veterans and surviving spouses to purchase and repair a new or existing home.
Find more information on the Veteran Homeownership and Preservation Program here.

This program is funded through an innovative partnership of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and Palm Beach County.

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  Greetings,

I am in need of veteran volunteers (or those who want to help veterans) to create teams for Veteran Services' portion of the PIT. I have a few so far, but need at least 72 people to create the Veteran Services teams (6 shifts, x 4 teams, x 3 people per team.) We will be doing 4-hour shifts, for a 24-hour duration. It is imperative that I have veterans on my teams, as we will be responsible for finding, surveying and validating homeless veterans.  During the 100,000 Homes Campaign last year, I discovered that veterans were much more willing to converse, and participate, in the count if they were approached by a veteran. Hence, the focus on veteran teams. Please pass on to anyone you know who is a veteran and willing to participate. If we fill up the veteran teams, I am hoping that the surplus would not mind assisting other teams throughout Palm Beach County. This is a major undertaking, and has never been done this way before. I want to show we have veterans who are compassionate, dedicated and open to helping make life better for other veterans by participating only a few hours of their time. What we will do directly affects funding for HUD/VASH (HUD VA Subsidized Housing) and community homeless programs.

2015 Point-In-Time Count Training Sessions:

January 22, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:30 pm
Riviera Beach Conference Room
1440 Martin Luther King Blvd

January 27, 2015 - 8:30 am- 10:00 am
Goodwill Lighthouse for the Blind Conference Room
1710 East Tiffany Drive WPB

January 28, 2015 - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Goodwill Lighthouse for the Blind Conference Room
1710 East Tiffany Drive WPB

In order to complete the PIT Survey, it is mandatory to attend one of these training sessions in even if you have participated in one in the past.  There are many changes related to this year's count and these changes will be outlined in the training. Make sure you have registered as a volunteer prior to attending a training session. https://secure.co.palm-beach.fl.us/csdHomeless/registration/registration.aspx

Click here for more info.

Feel free to pass this email along to anyone you think may be interested in participating.

Assists and counsels former and current members of the Armed Forces who reside in Palm Beach County. Services include assistance in preparing and filing claims for benefits for which they are entitled under federal, state, and local laws. Dependents and survivors of present or former members of the Armed Forces may be eligible for the services of this program.

Benefits and Programs for Veterans

 

Educational Benefits
Life Insurance Benefits
Home Loan Benefits
Disability Compensations
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (SBA Loans)
Health Care Benefits
Burial Benefits
Other Federal and State Benefits
Non Service Connected Pension

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Contact information

 

Greg Dover- Veteran Services Officer- Supervisor

810 Datura Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-355-4761

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