December 11, 2013

From Tent Walls to Eagle Landing: Veterans Move into Permanent Homes

By Brian Wolak

Ken Krause and his family ended six months of homelessness when they moved into Eagle Landing, a 54-home development on the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus in Roseburg, Ore.

According to NR Today:

“[Mr.] Krause, his wife Melissa and their five children lost their Coos Bay home in the spring. They camped in a tent through the summer and spent two months at a motel before finding a permanent home at Eagle Landing.

“The Krauses said they sustained the family on his disability income, food stamps and community kitchen meals.

“They tried to make the situation seem like an adventure for the kids. For the parents, though, it was six months of uncertainty.”

Mr. Krouse and his family secured a level of stability and certainty in their new home at Eagle Landing. Their story, like those of many veterans, is exactly why Enterprise focuses on connecting families to affordable homes linked to opportunity.

We are proud to have allocated $7.5 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit equity to help finance Eagle Landing.

Please read the entire story of Mr. Krouse and his family’s journey at NR Today. 

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