Mission: The Disabled Veterans Committee on Housing’s mission is to facilitate a comprehensive program aimed at providing affordable and accessible housing choices for disabled veterans and the at-risk veterans and their families throughout Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic states. To serve the veterans who served our country with pride and honor, but returned home with a debilitating injury and/or are disabled. With the current economy, we use rapid rehousing program so their homes, utilities, any issues that they will face not to be homeless. We are seeking to get all veterans and their families off the streets. Our vision for the future is to utilize available programs such as VA housing loans, federal and state grants, and other permanent financing tools to assist veterans in their efforts to realize a dream of obtaining a new, accessible home and becoming INDEPENDENT.
Results: We have since 2008 have 6 house built and remodel for the veterans and we have 4 more veterans that are process for built or remodel homes in the Northern Shenandoah Valley Region of the State of Virginia and we are now expanding to help veterans through the Mid-Atlantic and our great Nation
Programs: Specially Adapted Housing Grants through the Department of Veterans Affairs, application to many foundation to assist where they can for our veterans
I just recently started to volunteer with this organization with fundraising and I found it to be very concerned with disabled vets that need to find the right housing or modify their current housing to meet their needs.
You read in the news everyday about our Soldiers needing assistance, jobs, claims filed acted on, suicides, homelessness and so forth...The DVCH is an organization that can step in on a moments notice and provide immediate assistance in food, money for electricity or house payment, or temproary lodging. They can also provide assistance in completing forms and applicaitons for housing renovations that would provide adequate constrction for a disabled veteran, or get appropriate equipment needed such as wheelchairs, and other necessities of life to be able to be a little more independent by cutting through the red tape of government paperwork and go straight to the Veteran's hopspitals for that equipment. No Soldier should have to wait months and years for such simple things in life to be able to be independent and this organization does those things. The founder; John Lewandoski is disabled himself and understands what they are going through because he himself went through the same issues, but because of his trials and tribulations, he can help other disabled veterans cut through some of the red tape a little faster and get on with their lives. I enjoy working with John and he is a very untiring, dedicated, 24/7 individual for the veterans and never quits even when his own disabilities get in the way as he himself is a 100% disabled veterans and truely understands what others are going through and is relentless in his efforts.