Helping Hands for Housing is a non-profit organization that provides housing for chronically homeless Veterans with emphasis on those who have served after 9/11/2001.
Helping Hands For Housing addresses many issues that individuals, Veterans and families in crisis face by networking with local agencies, organizations and partnering with those agencies to become more effective in assisting them with housing, counseling, treatment or other needs. Helping Hands For Housing effectively makes use of the many services that exist and identifies what is needed to enable individuals and families to become self-sufficient.
We educate and transform the way people view and treat those in need, by providing services and the opportunity to create change. Helping Hands For Housing would like to engage many communities to develop and plan long term solutions that address the issues those in crisis face. Together we will make a difference in the lives of those in our communities, those who are homeless and those who want to purchase a homes.
History Influencing Values and Principles
The organization is managed by Tom Parris, the founder and executive director, who has been in the residential real estate industry for more than 24 years. In 2015, Mr. Parris decided to leave the “for profit” real estate industry and with a vision to create a Non-Profit Corporation that has with a mission to provide services to Veterans who are experiencing homelessness.
Helping Hands for Housing was approved by the State of Texas Secretary of State in 2015 as a Non-Profit Corporation . It is estimated that on any given night, almost 48,000 veterans are living on the streets in the U.S. Many homeless veterans end up homeless for 8 or 9 times the length of their deployment. Did you know that 22 veterans commit suicide every single day? For the past several months, we have connected with local, state and national officials who administer programs for housing, job training, financial literacy and counseling for Veterans. We have discovered that there is an ongoing need for efficient programs that offer both long and short-term solutions for Veterans—programs that can actually transition Veterans into productive, self-sustaining individuals.