VA and Veteran Housing Austin TX
Veterans and disabled veterans make up a large percentage of the homeless population throughout the Austin TX and the Killeen and Ft. Hood areas. Why is this? Well, for starters, many of these folks simply need a place to live- yes, they simply just need housing. Many don’t have the ability to manage their finances for whatever reason, however most of them do receive income in the form of SSI or SSDI payments. So why is it that we still have a high percentage of VA’s and disabled veterans in need of housing? In Austin Texas, one in five homeless residents is a veteran. Drug and alcohol addiction, mental illness and financial hardships are the three primary reasons why most VA’s and Veterans find themselves without housing. But these are only a few reasons. Many of the vets, whether disabled or not disabled, are returning from war in Afghanistan, IRAQ and other places throughout the middle east. These veterans often times find themselves suffering from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and other war related thoughts. This, combined with the great recession of 2008 and onward have made finding, locating and paying for housing extremely difficult for these veterans. Another issue for veterans needing housing in the Austin TX and Killeen TX area is affordability. Austin’s rental rates have skyrocketed over the last few years making it exceedingly difficult to afford rent. When veterans are looking for housing, they often wonder – how can I afford this? This is a great question, especially with one bedrooms starting at $1,000 per month. And then, when the veterans start thinking about all the additional costs – such as utilities, food, television, telephone and other miscellaneous expenses, the thoughts can become overwhelming. That is why Picture Perfect has group homes for veterans as well as group homes for disabled veterans. Our properties are individual single family homes that are set up and designed specifically for veterans in need of housing. The best part? Picture Perfect provides these homes in an “All Inclusive” environment, where the food, cable television, telephone, washer, dryer, and utilities are all paid for. Additionally, Picture Perfect provides outsourced case management and therapy for veterans residing in our properties through our relationships with local doctors, home health companies, social workers, case workers and more. If you or someone you know is a disabled veterans or non disabled veteran in need of housing in the Austin Texas or Killeen / Ft. Hood area, pick up the phone and set an appointment with Picture Perfect today.