Partnership with The Journey Home
Everything we do as an organization revolves around the concept of HOME. Helping people achieve their dreams of homeownership is our passion.
We are honored to work with every single one of our clients. We are especially honored whenever we get a chance to work with a Veteran or Active Service Member. VA loans allow eligible individuals and families to purchase a home with no down payment, competitive interest rates, and no monthly mortgage insurance.
However, for a staggering number of Veterans, their immediate concern is not what loan program to use to buy their next home. Instead, their immediate concern is finding a safe place to sleep every night.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that 57,849 veterans are homeless on any given night. Futhermore, one out of four homeless individuals are Veterans. One out of six homeless Veterans has been homeless for over 12 months.
This is where The Journey Home comes in.
The Journey Home
The Journey Home is a “housing first” transitional service that aims to end Veteran homelessness. They provide stability, support, and interventions. Their goal is to help chronically homeless Veterans attain housing and independence.
The Journey Home finds and gets Veterans off the streets. They transition them to permanent housing and develop or improve their employment opportunities. Furthermore, they engage the Veteran into resources and benefits that are available to them.
The Journey Home is located in Winchester, Indiana and accepts Veterans from across the country. In 2018, they served Veterans from Ohio, Missouri, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Arizona, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, and New York.
In 2019, we are committed to helping The Journey Home achieve their goals. For every VA loan that Performance Mortgage closes this year, we will be donating $25 to The Journey Home. Together, we can support the heroes that have sacrificed so much for our country. Together, we can work towards ending Veteran homelessness.
Learn more about The Journey Home and how you can help contribute towards ending Veteran homelessness, visit https://journeyhomevets.org/
Demographics of Homeless Veterans
- 12% of the homeless adult population are veterans
- 20% of the male homeless population are veterans
- 68% reside in principal cities
- 32% reside in suburban/rural areas
- 51% of individual homeless veterans have disabilities
- 50% have serious mental illness
- 70% have substance abuse problems
- 51% are white males, compared to 38% of non-veterans
- 50% are age 51 or older, compared to 19% non-veterans