Habitat for Humanity of Smith County seeking veterans needing critical home repairs

by Habitat for Humanity of Smith County

(June 12, 2020) TYLER - Habitat for Humanity of Smith County has received grant money to help veterans in rural areas of East Texas make critical repairs to their homes.

The Housing Assistance Council selected Habitat to receive a $30,000 grant under the HAC Affordable Housing for Rural Veterans Initiative made possible through generous support from The Home Depot Foundation.

“We are pleased that Habitat for Humanity of Smith County continues to receive funding to help our veterans,” said Jack Wilson, Habitat CEO. “Our veterans made so many sacrifices for our country and it’s great that there are organizations out there who have these programs to allow our veterans to age safely in their own home.”

With the grant, Habitat will be able to repair six veterans’ homes who live in Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, Rusk, Smith, Van Zandt, or Wood county. Renovations will assist veterans in making their homes accessible, healthy, and safe. Projects typically involve roof repairs, installing wheelchair ramps, installing floors that are level and modifications to bathrooms and kitchens.

You can find the Rehabitat application at smithcountyhabitat.org or call 903-595-6630.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that makes homeownership possible for low-income working families. The Smith County affiliate was formed in 1989. In the past 30 years, HFHSC has partnered with local volunteers and donors to build 111 homes. Through its home repair program, Habitat has completed over 900 critical repair projects, making it possible for veterans, seniors, and people with disabilities to remain safely in their homes. For more information, call 903-595-6630 or visit the Smith County Habitat website at www.smithcountyhabitat.org.