USMC Veteran Urgently Needs Housing Assistance
Years Served and Branch: 14 total (8 USMC and 6 Army Reserve)
Location: Long Beach/Santa Ana, CA
Why he needs help:
We met Victor at USVets when he was just off the streets. He was at USVets until he was kicked out due to his bus being late and missing the curfew. He then went to the VA, which then gave him a notice to stay at Salvation Army. He was at salvation army for 21 days. They told him to come back in 45 days, but he has no where to go. He's spent over $2,500 on hotels and getting around town. He has exhausted all of his savings to stay off the streets.
Victor in hotel room
He has filled out all of the papers for HUD-VASH and is now waiting for his voucher.
January 7, Victor texted us in a panic stating that he would be on the streets in 2 days if someone didn't help him. Carrie, the CEO of CMP, met him at the hotel and paid for one week, which was $435.
Proof of hotel receipt
He told me he is also waiting for his disability to be increased. Currently he's at 10% and on SSDI, but he can barely walk due to injures sustained during his years in the military.
He said the voucher he would get would be for Long Beach, but he's open to living close to any VA hospital. He just needs to be close to the VA resources. He's also interested in getting into some sort of physical rehab program.
CMP is committed to raising $3,500 so he can get a car and have a deposit for an apartment or to buy furniture for his new apartment. Let's show Victor that his community cares and wants him to stay off the streets and move toward success. #beamazing #successforward Let's help get him back on track.
If he doesn't find shelter or housing within the next week, CMP WILL pay for his hotel stay (week by week).
Victor is one of our more urgent requests.