SOUTHFIELD, MI - Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) is introducing a Veterans Preference Program for older veterans who are seeking affordable housing. With the recent approval from the U.S. Department of Housing (HUD), PVM is now able to give preference to applicants who are qualified veterans of the United States Military and/or surviving spouses of veterans. This will be in addition to a preference given to those individuals 62 years of age and above, or older persons with disabilities.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to provide this new special consideration to those who have honorably served our country and made personal sacrifices while carrying out their duties," said Roger Myers, President & CEO of PVM.
"PVM is honored to serve the men and women who have served us in the armed forces," stated James Bradford, a PVM board member and veteran of the United State Military.
“President Obama and HUD Secretary Julian Castro, have made ending veterans’ homelessness a priority of this administration. In Michigan, through the Mayors’ Challenge to End Veterans’ Homelessness, ten Mayors and one County Executive have signed on to the challenge. By implementing a Veterans Preference program in its housing developments, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan shows once again that it is a valuable partner with HUD as we strive to ensure that all of the men and women who have served our country have a place to call home,” said Michael Polsinelli, Detroit Field Office at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Nearly twenty of PVM's statewide locations will be particpating in this innovative program - the first of its kind in Michigan - and continues the over 70-year tradition of innovation associated with Presbyterian Villages of Michigan. Persons who are interested can learn more by visiting www.pvm.org or calling (248) 281-2020.
Presbyterian Villages of Michigan,is an innovative Michigan non-profit organization that was founded in 1945. It currently serves over 4,500 seniors of all financial means across the state in 28 communities from the shores of Harbor Springs to the City of Detroit. PVM's mission is to serve seniors of all faiths by creating new possibilities for quality living through its villages and home and community based services. Its vision is to positively transform senior living and to enhance the communities it serves. For further information, go to www.pvm.org