Former Mayor Chris Brown Gets Cannabis Companies to Commit Millions to Fight Veteran Homelessness
Former California mayor Chris Brown is working on an initiative to drastically end veteran homelessness in California.
A 2014 report estimated that veterans make up over 8% of the total homeless population. Chris, now working as a cannabis consultant and VP for the GreenPoint Group, as well as Chief Political Officer of the Foxx Firmhas gotten some of his clients to commit to his homelessness initiative called Houz Vets.
Houz Vets will provide 240 veterans a traditional housing complex built out of shipping containers. Chris already has a commitment of $2.1 million dollars during Q4 of this year! When asked why he is working on this initiative, in particular by calling on his cannabis clients he said “the cannabis industry seeks to do good.”
Though a certain portion of cannabis taxes can be used to support non-profit endeavors, it has not been easy for cannabis businesses to give back. However, the former mayor already has a commitment from several cannabis companies to commit to housing veterans.
Hab Haddad, CEO of GreenPoint had this to say “GreenPoint is proud of what Houz Vets is doing and is committed to financially support their initiatives for years to come. There is no greater honor than to serve your country. The great service men and women of this nation need our help. They have risked their lives and left their families to protect our freedom and civil liberties. Houz Vets is helping provide a home and a solid foundation for prosperity for our veterans. The Houz Vets program is innovative, practical, economical and a timely answer to our homelessness problems in so many municipalities. GreenPoint is committed to working with Houz Vets to solve this problem.”
Councilman Jawane Hilton is also a huge supporter of Houz Vets and feels the model will be “effective and efficient.” Hilton also noted that he’s had friends and neighbors that served in the military, “they come back with PTSD and they’re left out on their own. I think with Houz Vets it’s an amazing opportunity!”
To learn more about Houz Vets and lend your support be sure to visit http://www.houzvets.org