Today a joint initiative between the The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity was announced to provide funding to remodel and renovate homes owned by Veterans. The program is called Repair Corps and is expected to provide volunteer assistance from both organizations, as well as $1.5 million in funding for the project.
The two organizations hope to assist nearly 100 Veterans and their families through the program.
“We are committed to ensuring that every Veteran has a safe place to call home,” Home Depot Foundation President Kelly Caffarelli said in a statement. “Habitat for Humanity has its finger on the pulse of the needs of homeowners in communities nationwide, and we know that through our joint Repair Corps program, we’ll be able to identify and help Veterans whose homes are in critical need of repair.”
The program will be similar to the system Habitat for Humanity uses for the new homes it builds – the participating Veteran will repay a zero-interest home loan. That money will then go into a fund that will be used to assist other families.
Some of the programs that will be receiving assistance from the joint venture include Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles’ “Homes for Heroes” program and Habitat for Humanity Houston’s “Home Assistance Program for Veterans.”
Repair Corps is part of The Home Depot Foundation’s “Celebration of Service,” which seeks to honor the service of the nation’s Veterans.