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 do we do?

  • Critical home repairs including new roofs, plumbing, foundation cracks, unstable floors, energy efficient doors and windows, hot water tanks, HVAC and more.
  • Eliminate barriers and improve safety by making the home accessible.
  • Counties we service: Smith, Van Zandt, Cherokee, Anderson, Wood, Henderson, and Rusk in East Texas
  • Critical Home Repair Criteria:
    • You must be living in the home and claim it as your primary residence.
    • You must own the home.
    • Home must be a pier and beam or on a slab.
    • 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 of 6 months’ worth of payments.
    • Your income must be 80 percent of the median income for your area or below. The exception is disabled veterans.

 

Family Size 50% of Median Income 80% of Median Income
1 $26,300 $42,050
2 $30,050 $48,050
3 $33,800 $54,050
4 $37,550 $60,100
5 $40,550 $64,900
6 $43,550 $69,700
7 $46,550 $74,500
8 $49,550 $79,300

If it is classified as a mobile home and you need weatherization upgrades call 936-564-2491. For critical repairs in a rural area call the USDA at 903-567-6051.

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 OR 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. 

Click here to get the Rehabitat application

 

Rehabitat program info in Spanish.

Información en Espanol – haga clic aquí 

 

 

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.

Veterans in need of services can also call the Texas Veterans Commission at 1-800-252-8387 or visit https://www.tvc.texas.gov/

Información en Espanol – haga clic aquí