Released: April 13, 2016
The Veterans Resource Center at Santa Fe Community College will host a Veterans Housing Forum for veterans and their families on Thursday, April 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Jemez Rooms at 6401 Richards Ave. Representatives from more than 20 various housing organizations and nonprofit agencies will answer participants’ questions regarding housing options and opportunities for military veterans and their families. Presenters from Veterans Affairs, Homewise, Habitat for Humanity, the Housing Trust, and the City and County Housing Authority will offer detailed information about housing in Santa Fe.
The forum will open with a Color Guard presentation by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 996 and a special presentation by Mayor Javier Gonzales. Presenters at the event will address the critical housing issues that veterans face: emergency housing, apartment navigation, VA home loans/refinancing, affordable housing and veteran housing.
Veterans Resource Specialist Gregory Scargall said, “The Veterans Resource Center organized this event as a response to feedback received from veterans, particularly SFCC students. One of the biggest challenges faced by veterans is finding suitable housing. It is particularly challenging for veterans who want to attend the college and live in Santa Fe. This forum is the first of its kind to be offered in the state.”
The free event is open to the public. The family-friendly event will offer free refreshments for families and face-painting for kids.
For more than 35 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological, and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is a designated Best for Vets and Military Friendly school. The college serves more than 12,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. For further information, visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000. Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.