Veterans Housing Grants Available
The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) has announced a new initiative to support local nonprofit housing development organizations that meet or help meet the affordable housing needs of veterans in rural areas. Work supported will be bricks-and-mortar projects that help low-income, elderly and disabled veterans with home repair and rehab needs; support homeless veterans; and help veterans become homeowners, tap into available housing programs, and secure affordable rental housing. This new initiative is made possible through the support of The Home Depot Foundation (THDF).
The project can provide both temporary and permanent housing for veterans, depending on the local needs of the community. HAC will coordinate with The Home Depot volunteers and THDF on volunteer opportunities, especially around home repair and rehab.
This is a new initiative, and grants will not normally exceed a maximum of $30,000. Organizations interested in applying to this program are asked to send a Letter of Intent (LOI) by Oct. 31, 2012, at 5 p.m. ET. This initial letter should be no longer than three pages. For more information about requirements for the letter, contact the Housing Assistance Council.
HAC will review all LOIs and invite selected organizations to submit full proposals. Full proposals will not be accepted without a preliminary LOI accepted by the Housing Assistance Council.
The applicant must be a nonprofit organization, tribally designated housing entity (TDHE), or housing authority acting as a nonprofit, that serves veterans at or below 80% of area median income.
For more information about this program, contact Janice Clark, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.