Veterans Build is focused on these five inter-related areas:
Affordable housing and home preservation
Affordable housing is the centerpiece of our Veterans Initiative; however, our affiliates have expanded programs to maintain and preserve homes.
Projects from exterior painting to roofing to weatherization make existing houses more energy efficient and affordable. In partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, Habitat developed the Repair Corps program to offer critical home repairs to veteran homeowners.
- Volunteer mobilization
We aim to provide volunteer experiences that can bring together veterans and military families with their neighbors, bridging the gap and easing the transition to civilian life.
We are employing veterans in our national service programs (VISTA) at Habitat affiliates located close to military bases. We know that veterans are the best resource to develop and implement a viable and effective veterans program.
We are training our affiliates to better understand the military culture and increase effectiveness in interacting with veterans and military families. We also offer financial education and literacy programs to support successful home ownership with veteran and military partner families.
Throughout the year, we host special events which pay tribute to veterans, raise awareness and mobilize volunteers.