How to Get Help
A veteran experiencing homelessness can inquire about utilizing this fund by going to Rocky Mountain Human Services Homes for All Veterans at 17 S. Weber in Downtown Colorado Springs. They can also inquire by calling (719) 323-2600.
A landlord interested in utilizing this Fund can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of the Pikes Peak Veteran Housing Fund is to get veterans experiencing homelessness into housing. The Fund offers financial assistance to veterans to help them obtain housing as well as offering compensation to landlords if damages and unpaid rent are incurred.
Why a Fund is Crucial in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is facing a shortage of affordable and attainable housingAttainable housing means decent, attractive, safe, and sanitary accommodation that is affordable for the full spectrum of the city's residents. While a cost of no more than 30% of gross household income is a good rule of thumb for affordability, there will be some circumstances where higher or lower thresholds may be more applicable.. Colorado Springs is also facing a shortage of landlords that are willing to lease units to veterans with histories of homelessness. Without more housing units available to these veterans, it is challenging to get veterans experiencing homelessness into housing. This results in longer stays in shelter and fewer exits to permanent housing. Housing people experiencing homelessness not only helps those being housed, but also has a positive impact on the community as a whole.
How the Fund Is Financed
The Fund is supported by private funding. Individuals, local business groups, and philanthropic organizations donate the resources needed to sustain this Fund.
How the Pikes Peak Veteran Housing Fund Is Administered
The Pikes Peak Veteran Housing Fund is a collaboration between the City of Colorado Springs, Rocky Mountain Human Services/ Homes for All Veterans, and Home Front Military Network. Rocky Mountain Human Services/ Homes for All Veterans acts as the administrator for the Fund and Home Front Military Network acts as the fiscal sponsor, receiving and holding all donations.
What the Pikes Peak Veteran Housing Fund Covers
The Fund provides incentives such as diversion funds, security deposits, application fees, gap funding, utility arears, and damage mitigation. There is a cap of $5,000 per client, per year, for total amount of financial assistance.
How to Donate to the Pikes Peak Veteran Housing Fund
Donations can be mailed to Home Front Military Network at:
(Specify Pikes Peak Veteran Housing Fund in memo line on check.)
Donations can also be made at https://homefrontmilitarynetwork.org (This carries a 2% processing fee.) Click donate and then specify Pikes Peak Veteran Housing Fund in the “special instructions” text box.