Community Redevelopment Inc. Formally Launches Joint Venture with Black Veterans Empowerment Council Inc.
This partnership will better help pre-determine the specific housing needs of our veterans.
Dec 4, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 4, 2023) (ACCESSWIRE) – Community Redevelopment Inc. (OTC PINK:CRDV), a public company dedicated to designing, building and developing neighborhoods for traditionally underinvested communities, recently executed an affiliation agreement with the Black Veterans Empowerment Council Inc. (BVEC).
This strategic affiliation expands the objectives of each organization. "Our perspective here at CRDV, is to build and create true homes for traditionally underinvested communities," said CRDV CEO Richard Balles. "By any objective standard, the number of Black veterans who need adequate housing is appalling. Combining our resources with the BVEC, allows us to pre-determine veterans' housing needs as we acquire and then re-design properties to meet specific needs of these heroes."
The Urban Institute projected that approximately 3.5 million people experience homelessness in America each year, of which 23 percent of all homeless persons and 33 percent of all homeless men are veterans. Furthermore, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 107,000 veterans are homeless on any given night.
Even with VA assistance, there are still more than 100,000 homeless veterans without any aid. "In fiscal year 2021 we served around 200,000 veterans and approximately 39% of those were African Americans," said previous Executive Director of VA Homeless Programs, Monica Diaz.
"Building with a wider lens for both the tenant and local community paired with the art of custom design is what makes this affiliation perfect for helping address this crisis," said BVEC‘s Chairman and President Shawn Deadwiler. "If we don't look to house our Black veterans first, we have lost the battle of stabilizing the Black veteran community. Stable, reliable housing is the first crucial building block for getting our homeless population back on their feet. I'm thrilled to be working with CRDV who understands this and is ready to advance our goals."
Mr. Deadwiler further shared: "This is a win for CRDV due to the need in the Black veteran community for housing. We have been advocating multiple cities for this exact type of approach. Black veterans and all veterans deserve better than to sleep on the streets. The fact that CRDV, as a business and public company, was already focused on this community truly surprised us. Our ability to qualify veterans awaiting housing allows CRDV to redesign acquired properties for their specific needs."
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