Habitat For Humanity Launches “Homes For Heroes” project in Santa Clarita. Read Full KHTS News story.
Did you know California is home to nearly 10% of U.S. veteran population? A high number of returning vets come to Santa Clarita while over 700 men and women from Santa Clarita have served or are still serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. This influx of vets has prompted Habitat for Humanity to launch “Homes for Heroes” a dedicated campaign to creating affordable, sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy housing to the men and women in our armed forces.
Some Interesting Homes for Heroes Facts:
•0% defaults or foreclosures
•14% increase in family incomes within 4 years
•HfH owners stay average of 13 yrs… renters move every 2.5 yrs
•65% more likely to join community and parent-teacher groups
•100% graduation rates from high school
•92% attendance at college/trade school
•50% attend 4-yr universities
SCV Homes For Heroes Stories
This Veterans Day: Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans – As Veterans Day 2011 was approaching, many were preparing for troops deployed in Iraq to return home. Despite varying opinions on the troop withdrawal, there is no question that life can be difficult for troops making the transition back to everyday life. A RAND corporation study has shown that nearly twenty percent of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan experience PTSD or depression. Even older veterans can experience a resurgence of PTSD when they retire and have more time to reflect on the past.
Interview with KHTS Co-Owner, Carl Goldman & Grief and Trauma Counselor Courtney Armstrong
Interview with Plum Canyon Elementary Students Wade & Trent
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