The Home Depot Foundation Improves More Than 10,000 Units of Veterans' Housing in Effort to Ensure Every Veteran Has a Safe Place to Call Home Foundation Announces Nearly $4 Million in Additional Grants for Veterans' Housing, Part of Five-Year, $80 Million Commitment

ATLANTA, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Home Depot® Foundation announced an additional $3.9 million in grants to organizations across the country that address veterans' housing needs. The recent round of grants brings the Foundation's financial contributions to the issue to $65.7 million since launching its mission in the spring of 2011 of ensuring every veteran has a safe place to call home. To date, donations made by The Home Depot Foundation have impacted more than 10,200 units of veterans' housing.

In the most recent round of grants, The Home Depot Foundation is providing project funding that includes:

  • $1.7 million to nonprofits to repair or construct 323 units of permanent supportive housing for veterans, including 225 units that serve veterans with families.
  • $800,000 to nonprofits that will provide transitional housing to 131 homeless veterans.
  • $400,000 to a nonprofit organization that offers 58 women veterans and their families a permanent supportive housing solution.
  • $875,000 to provide critical home repairs and maintenance to 126 single-family homes owned by veterans and their families.

"We know that too many veterans struggle with issues related to housing: nearly 60,000 U.S. veterans are homeless on any given night, and women veterans, many of whom have children, are the fastest-growing segment of this homeless population, while several million others live with a service-connected disability," said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. "As we work toward our mission of ensuring every veteran has a safe place to call home, we are committed to funding nonprofit organizations that address veterans' needs at every point on the housing continuum."

The Home Depot Foundation's latest grants to organizations that address veterans' housing needs include:


Grant Amount

Organization

Location

Primary Focus of Grant

$500,000

Community Solutions

Washington, D.C.

Support the new construction of 125 units of affordable housing, including 60 for veterans; units targeted to formerly homeless veterans using Housing First model.

$300,000

Center for Veterans Issues

Green Bay, WI

Support construction of Veterans Manor, a new 50-unit permanent supportive housing facility for veterans.

$300,000

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Provide critical home repairs to 25 low-income veteran homeowners and their families.

$300,000

PATH Ventures

Los Angeles, CA

Support construction of Vermont Villas,  which will have 80 one-bedroom permanent supportive housing units, including 41 units reserved for low-income and homeless veterans, veterans with small families and veterans with a caregiver.

$300,000

USO

Fort Belvoir, VA and Bethesda, MD

Support the construction of USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir, VA and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

$275,000

National League of Cities

Washington, D.C./ Nationwide

Support programs and events that aim to eliminate and prevent veteran homelessness in cities across the country.

$250,000

Longview Housing Authority

Longview, WA

Renovate three housing sites, totaling 25 units for homeless and low-income veterans and their families.

$200,000

HELP USA

Philadelphia, PA

Support the construction of an affordable housing facility that will have 60 units, including at least 12 specifically for veterans.

$200,000

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Provide critical home repairs and accessibility modifications for 35 veteran homeowners and their families.

$200,000

The Empowerment Program

Denver, CO

Support the construction of Odyssey Family Residences, 36 permanent affordable housing units for women veterans with children.

$200,000

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

 

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Support construction of new homes for two veteran families; provide critical home repairs to five veteran homeowners; and provide home repairs and accessibility modifications to 15 veteran homeowners.

$200,000

Veterans Village of San Diego

San Diego, CA

Support the construction of Women's Veterans Center, 20 one-bedroom transitional affordable housing units for homeless women veterans.

$200,000

Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development

Newington, CT

Support the construction of a permanent supportive housing facility for 74 veterans and their families, including 22 women veterans.

$175,000

Meals on Wheels Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

Provide critical home repairs and energy-efficiency improvements for 44 veteran homeowners and their families.

$100,000

Buffalo Valley

Nashville, TN

Support development of Patriot Place, which includes 30 units of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless veterans and their families.

$100,000

Caritas Communities

Boston, MA

Convert vacant police precinct into Patriot Homes, a 24-unit affordable housing complex for veterans and their families.

$100,000

Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation

Indianapolis, IN

Renovate Warman Woods, a transitional housing facility that houses 47 veterans.

$85,000

Three Hots and a Cot

Birmingham, AL

Complete rehab and renovations on nine properties that offer permanent supportive housing to 44 veterans and their families.

 

For more about The Home Depot Foundation's efforts to address veterans' housing needs, follow The Home Depot Foundation on Twitter @homedepotfdn, #TeamDepot, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation or visit www.homedepotfoundation.org.

About The Home Depot Foundation  
The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to improving the homes of U.S. military veterans through financial and volunteer resources to help nonprofit organizations. The Foundation has pledged $80 million to these efforts over five years, and since 2011 has invested more than $65 million to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home.

Through Team Depot, the company's associate-led volunteer program, thousands of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.

Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $380 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org.

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