A Month in the Life: The Reality of Being Rent-Burdened in La Porte County

Today, we want to give a fictionalized account of what many of our neighbors in La Porte County face on a monthly basis. The truth is this account is representative of so many of our neighbors in our communities across La Porte County. We hope that this illustrates the struggles that individuals are facing in […]

The Power of Partnership: Building Affordable Housing Together in La Porte County

At Homeward Bound Villages, we firmly believe that solving the affordable housing crisis in La Porte County isn’t just our mission—it’s a community endeavor. As we reflect on our journey and the progress we’ve made, we’re filled with gratitude for the strategic partnerships that have been instrumental in working to bring our vision to life. […]

An Interview with John Vander Wagen, Homeward Bound Co-Founder

Today we are honored and delighted to introduce our co-founder John Vander Wagen who working in coordination with Leigh Coburn has founded Homeward Bound Villages. We had the opportunity to ask John some questions about how Homeward Bound Villages came to be the goal of the organization is. John’s interview is below. Can you tell […]

The Far-Reaching Health Consequences of Housing Insecurity

Across this country, housing insecurity continues to grow as a pressing issue with housing expenses on the rise across the country. Many La Porte County residents know firsthand the devastating impact that housing insecurity has on the health and well-being of individuals and families across our community. As Homeward Bound Villages works to develop affordable […]

 Building Stronger Communities and Economies Through Affordable Cooperative Housing

At Homeward Bound Villages, we believe that access to affordable housing is a fundamental right and a crucial component of building strong, vibrant communities. As a small, local nonprofit organization dedicated to creating community through affordable housing solutions, we have seen firsthand the transformative power of cooperative housing models across the United States, and we […]

Building a Stronger Community Through Affordable Housing and Enhanced Communication

Welcome to the Homeward Bound Villages blog! We are delighted that you’ve visited our blog page to learn more about us and the work we do in our community. Our mission is simple yet powerful: to create community through affordable housing. We believe that everyone deserves access to safe, stable, and affordable homes. Across the […]