Funded by The Home Depot Foundation
Washington, D.C., September 21, 2018 – Veterans and their families in eleven rural communities will have better lives, thanks to The Home Depot Foundation and the Housing Assistance Council. The Foundation is awarding grants totaling $306,500 to eleven local nonprofit housing associations around the country to build or preserve housing for veterans in rural America.
The funds are part of The Home Depot Foundation’s Veteran Housing Grants Program, which wascreated to support the development and repair of housing for veterans. Too many American veterans and their families face major housing challenges, aggravated by issues like unemployment, age and service-related disabilities. The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to giving back to those who have already given so much for our country.
As part of its Affordable Housing for Rural Veterans Initiative, the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) works with The Foundation to administer these grants. “Rural America is home to a disproportionately higher number of service women and men who have earned and deserve a decent, affordable place to call home,” said David Lipsetz, HAC’s CEO. “HAC is proud to continue its partnership with The Home Depot Foundation in its effort to support local nonprofit groups to ensure that veterans in rural America receive much deserved housing assistance.” HAC builds the capacity of local housing nonprofits to assist more veterans and others in their communities.
The grantee organizations – described below – provide a range of programs. With the grants, veterans who own homes in Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio and Tennessee, will obtain shelter and critical repair assistance. In addition, new housing units will be constructed for six veterans in Arizona. Altogether, more than 80 veterans and their families will benefit from these grants.
About The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested a quarter of a billion dollars in veteran-related causes and improved more than 40,000 veteran homes and facilities in 2,500 cities. In 2018, the Foundation committed an additional $50 million dollars to train 20,000 skilled tradespeople over the next 10 years starting with separating military members and veterans, at-risk youth and members of the Atlanta Westside community. To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation and see Team Depot in action, visit thd.co/community and follow us on Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram @teamdepot and on Facebook at facebook.com/teamdepot.
About the Grantees
- Catholic Charities, Inc,in Phoenix, AZ will use $30,000 to leverage the construction of six (6) transitional units in Mohave County. For additional information about Catholic Charities visit catholiccharitiesaz.org.
- Crystal Towers Women’s and Children’s Shelter, in Sandusky, Ohio will utilize $6,500 to support the construstion of six (6) single family veteran homes in Huron County. For additional information about Crystal Towers Women’s and Children’s Shelter visit www.facebook.com/crystaltower.
- Green House Ministries, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee will utilize $30,000 to perform critical repairs on eight (8) veteran-owned homes in rural Tennessee. For additional information about Green House Ministries, visit greenhousemin.org.
- Jerry Ambrose Veteran Council, in Kingman, AZ will utilize $30,000 to support the repair and rehabilitation of a 12-unit transitional housing complex in rural Arizona . For additonal information about Jerry Abmrose Veterans Council, visit www.javc.org.
- Magnolia Community Development Corporation (CDC), in Opelousas, Louisiana, will leverage $30,000 to perform critical homeowner repairs on seven (7) veteran homes St. Landry and Lafayette Parishes. For additional information about Magnolia CDC, visit magnoliacdc.org.
- Mountain T.O.P., Inc.,in Altamont, Tennessee, will utilize $30,000 to support critical rehabilitaiton and repairs on four (4) veteran single-family housing units in Grundy County. For additional information about Mountain T.O.P., Inc., visit mountain-top.org.
- New Foundation Development, Inc., in Calhoun, Georgia will utilize $30,000 to support the rehabilitation and repairs to three (3) veteran single-family housing units in Gordon County. For additional information about New Foundatoin Devep, visit NFDinc.org.
- Northwest Regional Housing Authority, Harrison, Arkansas, will utilize $30,000 to perform homeowner repairs on 14 single-family veteran homes throughout its three-county service area. For additional information about Northwest Regional Housing Authority, visit nwregionalhousing.org.
- Tierra del Sol Housing Development Corporation (TDS) in Las Cruces, New Mexico, will utilize $30,000 to support the rehabilitation of 10 single-family housing units throughout its seven county service area. For more information about TDS, visit tdshc.org.
- Veterans & Community Housing Coalition (VCHC), in Ballston Spa, NY will utilize $30,000 to support critical repairs to 11 units of transitional housing in Saratoga County. For more informaiton about VCHC, visit www.vchcny.org.
- White Mountain Apache Housing Authority, in Whiteriver, Arizona, will utilize $30,000 to repair three (3) veteran homes on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. For more information about White Mountain Apache Housing Authority visit wmahousingauthority.org.