No Homeless Veterans: The Way Maine Could Be
Organizations and individuals across Maine are coming together to house 100 Veterans in 100 days!
Mainers are united in the belief that no Veteran should have to endure the struggle of homelessness. To reach the goal of ending Veteran homelessness in Maine by June of 2025 we are building a coalition to take on this solvable problem.
To jump start the push to end Veteran homelessness in our state we are launching the No Homeless Veteran Challenge on August 4th, 2023. There are currently over 200 Maine Veterans in homeless shelters, sleeping outside, or living in their cars and other places not meant for human habitation. This is not the way Maine should be. Partners throughout the state are working together to house at least 100 Veterans by Veterans Day. The ambitious goal of housing 100 Veterans in 100 days can be met, but we need the help of all Mainers.
I am landlord and want to partner!
I’m a Veteran in need of services
I’m an individual or organization and want to help!
I’m a member of the media and want to cover the Challenge!
No Homeless Veterans Challenge Kick-Off
August 4, 2023, 1-3pm
University of Southern Maine
88 Bedford Street Portland, ME
Join us at this free event as we launch the No Homeless Veterans Challenge! Guest speakers include U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough, members of the Maine legislative delegation, and representatives from the Maine Bureau of Veteran Affairs.
Landlords: You hold the keys to ending Veteran homelessness
Landlords play a critical role in our effort, and we want to partner with you! Renting to a Veteran who is experiencing homelessness will not only make our community better, it also comes with benefits for you.
Advantages for landlords who lease up Veterans during the No Homeless Veterans Challenge include:
- Each Veteran referred to a landlord for housing will have a financial plan to pay for rent
- Veterans will continue to receive casework and other support services after they are housed
- Landlords can contact staff if any issues arise during the tenancy
- Landlords will receive a bonus payment of at least $1,000 for any Veteran they lease up for one year
- Landlords will also have access to a Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund which can reimburse landlords up to $1,500 for any damage or unpaid rent that is not covered by the security deposit
If you are a landlord with units you would like to pledge to Veterans experiencing homelessness or would like more information, please fill out the contact form below.