Habitat for Humanity's Veterans Build program

Habitat for Humanity's Veterans Build is a national initiative aimed at providing homeownership, volunteer engagement, and employment opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families. Here's a listing of the Habitat for Humanity affiliates that offer Veterans Build programs.

Repair Corp:
The Home Depot Foundation has generously funded critical repairs on the homes of veterans through Habitat for Humanity's Repair Corps Program since 2011. This program is open to all military veterans, provided they have received an honorable or general discharge, and it is not restricted to any specific veteran groups. While the primary focus of the program is on critical home repairs for veterans, the foundation has expressed their readiness to fund standard repairs on the homes of qualified veterans provided homes with critical needs take precedence.

We have Repair Corps Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the United States participating in the Repair Corps initiative; we would like to provide you a link that gives an overview of the program and provide a list of participating affiliates. Habitat for Humanity Repair Corps.

To find Local Affiliates, Volunteer Opportunities and, Events near you please visit: Habitat affiliates near you.

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USA Cares

Basic Needs program offers service members who need assistance with an unexpected car repair or higher than usual utility bill. It is not unusual for a National Guardsman or Reservist to take a significant loss of income when being called to active duty. Additionally, some return home from their tour and must face the daunting task of finding a new job and still have bills to pay. The program ensures that the basic needs of the family are met until they are able to provide for themselves. Funding from the program provides assistance in critical areas such as utilities, auto payments, insurance, auto repair and food.

• Are you a Post-9/11 (September 11, 2001) OIF/OEF Veteran or an active duty service member with an estimated date of discharge or retirement?

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A 47 year old full service nonprofit counseling agency, has formed a dedicated military counseling unit comprised of employees who are not only certified credit and housing counselors and have also served honorably in the US military. This counseling team is complemented by veteran employees in customer service and education. The CredAbility military support team provides counseling services at no charge and available in both English and Spanish. CredAbility decided to create a counseling and education team consisting of military veterans after recognizing that few free financial resources exist for veterans and their families, especially from organizations with professional counselors who are themselves veterans. These counselors have personal experience with unique situations that cause financial strain for military personnel and their families, before, during and after their tour of duty. Each transition - from enlistment to deployment to discharge - creates an opportunity for change in the financial needs and circumstances for our service members. CredAbility is one of only a few agencies designated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a National Intermediary to provide military men and women comprehensive housing counseling, particularly in avoiding foreclosure.

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Our Forgotten Warriors

The overall mission of OFW is to aid our warriors so that they may participate within their communities equally. We seek to bring about positive results in leadership by finding placement for qualified warriors in responsible and responsive leadership roles. We strive to promote positive public perception of our wounded warriors. These goals will be accomplished by an increased availability to personal assistance services, funding to retrofit houses to make them handicapped accessible and offering equal educational opportunities. Access to information, technology and transit services will also be offered.

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TAMCO Foundation

Embracing Floridas Wounded Heroes is the main program of TAMCO Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, non partisan organization which provides direct support to Florida's military veterans who have been severely wounded and disabled in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its overarching aim is to embrace these American Heroes and their families throughout their recovery and their return home as they rebuild their lives and endure associated challenges from their disabilities.

Embracing Florida's Wounded Heroes Program provides 3 key areas of support: Emergency Financial Assistance, Family Unity Support, and Transitional Career Support.

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PenFed Foundation

Military Heroes Fund provides wounded service members and veterans emergency financial support for essential expenses. Applicants must be a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom with a service-connected disability.

• Must Have Served in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom

• Have Been Wounded, ill or Injured During Your OIF/OEF Service

• Are Facing a Financial Emergency Which is Short-term

• Can Provide a DD214 and VA Disability Statement or Have One in Progress

• Can Help Us Confirm Your Status by Being Referred by Your Army Wounded Warrior Advocate (AW2), Recovery Care Coordinator (RCC), VA Doctor or Social Worker, or Another Nonprofit Working With Your Family

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Reasons Nonprofits Use the YRRN:

The importance of Sharing INformation

In the past, non-profits have worked independently. The YRRN provides technology-based collaboration that ensures resources are maximized by eliminating duplication of all kinds. All requests for assistance on the YRRN are recorded with detail, so each case may be reviewed in the future.

The Protection of donor funding

Organizations have a responsibility to protect their donors and the valuable funding they provide. By joining the YRRN and its partners, donors will be assured their money is going to the most deserving individuals. Details of each assistance case provide answers to questions such as, who, what, when, why and how much.

Ease of Access

Partners of the YRRN, have everything in one spot. Heroes provide key information that partners need to fulfill requests such as: Military Background, Contact information, Reason for the Request, All Pertinent Documents, and key information provided by other Partners in real time.

Security of information

The YRRN is protected with comprehensive world class security at every level. Hosted in a private cloud solution with Secure-24, the YRRN is compliant, agile and flexible to maintain its mission being a "Network of Nonprofits, People and Information to Assist Military and Veteran Families Recover".


"The YRRN is a safe and effective tool. It provides a secure place for collabortion—ensuring that the need of every veteran is met in a timely manner."

"All members of the network keep notes on veterans' application to better open the lines of communication across veteran service organizations to stop abuse and ensure donations are going to the most deserving."

"The YRRN tracks a comprehensive history of assistance for each individual that can be shared amongst like-minded organizations. It also enhances the verification process through the use of services offered by the other partner organizations."

"We currently process and upload all of our cases into the YRRN. The YRRN has become an essential part of our day to day case management administration efforts."

"We are proud to be a part of the innovative mainstream of the YRRN & will continue to support this worthy, expanding network."