VETERANS

“Habitat for Humanity of Smith County is honored to give back to those who have given so much for our country.”

Utilizing grants from numerous funders, Smith County Habitat provides critical home repairs for veterans.

 

Repairs include roofing, HVAC repair or replacement, plumbing repairs and other types of critical issues. For accessibility, repairs typically involve installing wheelchair ramps, making kitchen cabinets accessible, installing new floors, widening doorways and making bathrooms accessible.

 

Funders include Texas Veterans Commission, PenFed Foundation in partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Home Depot Foundation Repair Corps, Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs Amy Young Barrier Removal Program, Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, and USDA.

 

WHAT WE DO

 

  • Provide critical home repairs including new roofs, plumbing, unstable floors, energy efficient doors and windows, hot water tanks, HVAC and more.
  • Eliminate barriers and improve safety by making the home accessible.
  • Serve Smith County and Cherokee County.

 

Critical Home Repair Criteria:

 

  • You must be living in the home and claim it as your primary residence.
  • You must own the home.
  • We now can accept applications for mobile homes, no more than 20 years old, and it must be on land you own.
  • Property taxes must be current, able to provide proof of deferral with the county or on a payment plan with the county and able to provide six months of payments.
  • Your income must be 80 percent of the median income for your area or below.

 

Family Size 50% of Median Income 80% of Median Income
1 $31,100 $49,850
2 $35,550 $56,950
3 $40,000 $64,1000
4 $44,450 $71,200
5 $48,000 $76,900
6 $51,600 $82,600
7 $55,150 $88,300
8 $58,700 $94,000

To learn more about our critical repairs, call 903-595-6630.

 

**PLEASE DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THE EAST TEXAS COUNTIES WE SERVICE. IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF OUR SERVICE AREA, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IN YOUR CITY, COUNTY OR REGION TO SEE IF THEY OFFER CRITICAL REPAIRS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT HABITAT INTERNATIONAL AT 1-800-422-4828.  ANOTHER RESOURCE IS TO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL UNITED WAY FOR A LIST OF NON-PROFITS WHO SERVICE THE AREA YOU LIVE. 

 

Grant funds are currently available for Veterans and Surviving Spouses of Veterans in Smith County and Cherokee County.

 

Please call 903-595-6630 ext. 215 to see if you qualify.

 

If you have any questions about the application process, please email Valerie Moreno at valerie@smithcountyhabitat.org

 

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Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance
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