Veterans/Military Families

Habitat for Heroes is an outreach initiative seeking to assist, engage, mobilize and educate military members and veterans about our programs and services. We invite the veterans community to join us in building hope, lives and communities through the options listed below.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HOMEOWNERSHIP?

Habitat LA recognizes that our veteran population is rapidly growing, with thousands throughout Los Angeles struggling to meet everyday needs, including safe and affordable housing.

Learn more about our unique homeownership program and how to apply for opportunities in the future.

DO YOU NEED HOME REPAIRS?

Habitat LA’s Home Repair Program assists low-income veteran homeowners who are in need of critical home repairs.  Examples of repair services we provide include wheelchair ramps and interior home modifications for increased accessibility, window and roof replacement as well as mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades.  Home Repairs can have an immeasurable impact on the quality of life, health and safety for family members and Habitat for Humanity is here to make that happen!

This special program is available for low-income veteran homeowners who were honorably discharged from the military.  Homeowners pay for these repair services through one of two affordable repayment plans.  Homeowners may either make an affordable one-time payment or agree to a forgiven loan.  One-time payments are equal to 3% of the total project costs and would be no greater than $450 total.  The Home Repair Program loans are interest free and require no down payment or monthly payment.  Homeowners repay the total project costs if they sell, transfer or re-finance their home.  After seven years, the loan is completely forgiven.  Repayment funds are recycled and used to assist future low-income homeowners in need of repairs.

Learn how to qualify and apply by clicking HERE.

Home Repair Program selection and repairs provided are subject to the availability of funds. Not all eligible applicants will be selected. Program Policies are subject to change. 

WOULD YOU LIKE CONSTRUCTION TRAINING?

Interested in construction?  Are you a fan of DIY shows?  Would you like to learn more about home rehabilitation or how to build a home?  Now is your chance to learn with a purpose!  Sign up for Habitat LA’s Cornerstone Construction Training Program.

Our Cornerstone program offers comprehensive basic construction training and gives you “hands on” experience.  All the basic construction skills you need to build on a Habitat site will be covered, plus it’s a great way to meet others who care about their community.

The program fee is nominal ($50 for 40 hours of training). Upon graduation, you will receive a certificate and “skilled volunteer” status and must agree to contribute 35 volunteer hours leading other volunteers on a Habitat build site.

Cornerstone graduates are also encouraged to enroll in our Crew Leader Training Program, where participants learn more about construction and how to lead a volunteer team.

Click here to learn more about our construction training programs.

VOLUNTEER

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Veterans, military personnel and their families understand the meaning of service better than anyone and can play a key role in shaping our communities.

We invite our veteran community to join us through one of the various volunteer opportunities available including; working on new homes, renovating and repairing our rehab sites, volunteering in our ReStores, serving on committees or special event teams and more.  In addition, we offer programs for children and young people to instill “service over self” as a value.

To find out more about our volunteer opportunities.

WE HAVE YOUTH PROGRAMS FOR YOUR CHILDREN!

Children, ages 5-25, can become involved with Habitat for Humanity’s work too!  From leadership opportunities to fundraising and advocacy campaigns, young people can lend a helping hand and voice to further our work and mission. Find out more about young people can volunteer to build low income housing for our armed forces veterans.

USE YOUR VOICE!

Many veterans in Los Angeles County lack permanent housing.  With the rising number of returning military personnel, the need for affordable housing options will continue to increase.  Building more homes is not the only solution; changes in legislative policies are equally important.  We encourage you to become an advocate for change and let your voice be heard!

More information on how you can participate in our current advocacy initiatives.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please contact our Veterans Outeach Coordinator at (310)749-7685 or veteranscoordinator@habitatla.org.

*Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles is an Equal Employment Opportunity company.  Applicants are considered without discrimination with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or other protected status.