Habitat, Home Depot to help veterans

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County and The Home Depot Foundation have partnered to launch the Repair Corps Program.
The program offers a zero-percent interest loan to honorably discharged veterans for homes they live in as their primary residence, according to information released by Habitat.
Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County is one of 84 Habitat affiliates selected to participate in this program designed to support U.S. veterans in need of home repair.
As of 2009, there were approximately 675,000 veterans in the U.S. who were earning 30 – 50 percent of area median income, making them eligible for Habitat partnership.
With three more years of foreign wars having passed and many more service members likely to transition to civilian life over the next three to five years, opportunities for Habitat to partner with veterans to provide affordable housing solutions is certain to continue to increase.
“We are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity International as we aim to ensure that every U.S. veteran has a safe and accessible place to call home,” Home Depot Foundation president Kelly Caffarelli said.
HFH of BC is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that builds safe, de-cent, and affordable homes, along with undertaking critical home repairs in Berkeley County, SC. HFH of BC was founded as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) in 1990. We seek to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since its founding in 1976, HFHI has helped build or repair over 600,000 houses around the world, providing more than 3 million people with safe, decent, affordable shelter.
For more information, contact Berkeley Habitat at (843) 761-8989 or office@berkeleyhabitat.org.

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