Housing Facts About Veterans
The National Low Income Housing Coalition finds that 2.5 million veterans heading households are at least 55 years of age. Of those 2.5 million veterans, 24 percent have housing cost burdens. Unlike our older civilians, our older veterans are more likely to have a disability — 35 percent versus 28 percent — which may require home modifications, health and other supportive services as they age.
In addition, nearly 4 million of our veterans pay at least 30 percent of their income toward rent or mortgage, while more than 1.5 million pay at least 50 percent. As you can imagine, using half of your income to pay your rent or mortgage is an enormous strain on any budget.
Opportunities for Veterans
Volunteer Opportunities for Veterans
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County has volunteer opportunities through the new home construction and repair programs, at ReStore and with family support. Interested in working on a Veterans Build? Contact us for more information on the next Veterans Build!
With the help of community sponsors, we are able to build and repair homes for veterans and their families. When available, individuals and group volunteers can sign up to build on veteran homes through VolunteerHub.
This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. For more information, visit www.TVC.Texas.gov.
If you are interested in becoming a Veterans Build sponsor, please contact our development team at 936-441-4663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All U.S. veterans receive 10% off at our Habitat Montgomery County ReStore with valid ID!
If you have any questions about the Veterans Build Initiative or would like to apply, please contact Cinthia Sotelo, Family Services Manager at 936-441-4663 Ext. 203 or email@example.com.