A key part of the BUV Healing and Opportunity Center will be to create a “community of veterans”. The BUV Healing and Opportunity Center’s future facility will become a community source for veteran’s to help each other. BUV intends to build residential buildings to house qualified homeless veterans. The buildings are revolutionary, proprietary, eco-engineered, self-sustaining, geothermal/solar buildings which can be built at half the cost of conventional housing. BUV will acquire distressed properties and lots in disadvantaged Baltimore city neighborhoods. As a condition of their participation, the veterans will enroll in BUV’s Healing and Opportunity Center which will be available and welcoming to all veterans in Baltimore and the surrounding areas. BUV’s housing objectives tie in neatly with the recently announced Project C.O.R.E. Initiative and Innovation Village Initiative to revitalize blighted neighborhoods in Baltimore City. Baltimore is the pilot city for the program and it can be replicated in other major US cities with significant homeless veteran populations. BUV’s larger aspiration is to support and develop veteran-run companies to build houses for other vets and communities at their locations.