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To: Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Austin, TX

Re: Austin’s Homeless Veterans.


 

Mayor. Leffingwell, good afternoon. I read with interest last week an online article “Homeless veteran rate higher in Austin”. If you will help us, we can assist many Austin area veterans in their search for a place to live.
 

As you will note if you visit -- http://www.jessphillips.us/job_fair.htm -- we plan to have a large military personnel jobs fair in California early next year. While working on this project, many have pointed out than an equally serious problem for veterans is their relatively high rate of homelessness in many of our big cities.

 

I have a solution that will help many veterans find a place to call home. Some background: I am a former mortgage loan officer for Central Trust Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio. It should be pointed out that I did this job in the early 1970s while playing pro football for the Cincinnati Bengals. There was a problem which existed in the 1970s that still exist today: unoccupied foreclosed homes.
 

Back then, a typical three bedroom home in Cincinnati that was unoccupied for twelve to eighteen months would lose as much as half of its value. My solution to the homeless veterans’ problem is to move married veterans with children into these unoccupied homes.
 

There are really only six companies I have to convince to make this work: Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Fannie Mae, Freddy Mac. These six companies alone have lost hundreds of millions of dollars over the past few years from the deteriorating value of their unoccupied foreclosed homes.

Mayor, our pitch to these companies is a simple one: allow homeless veterans to stay in your unoccupied, foreclosed homes and save millions of dollars. There is no reason, given the fact that we have thousands of vacant properties in and around Austin, for their to be any HOMELESS VETERANS.

 

Ideally, this is a plan that will work in all fifty states. Help us show the rest of the country that we can make it work in Austin. Thanks for your time.
 

Sincerely,

Jess Phillips, Jr.

www.jessphillips.us


Also see...

Family Wrongly Booted From Home Returns To Wreckage
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2011/12/01/family-illegally-booted-from-home-returns-to-wreckage/

Homeless Veteran Rate Higher in Austin
http://www.kfdm.com/articles/austin-45936-texas-rate.html

Veterans Job Fairs
http://www.jessphillips.us/jobs_fair.htm

Banks May Have Illegally Foreclosed On 5,000 Members Of The Military
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/11/29/377392/banks-illegally-foreclose-military/

There are over Fourteen-Million Vacant Homes in the U.S.
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/05/28/number-of-the-week-glut-of-vacant-homes-complicates-recovery/

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