While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made significant progress since 2010 eradicating homelessness among veterans, there are still approximately 40,000 homeless veterans on any given night in the United States. One non-profit is working hard to help eliminate that problem.
Homes for our Troops builds housing for wounded vets all across America with the help of local communities, volunteers, and donors. The organization’s mission is, “To build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.”
The ultimate goal of Home for our Troops (HFOT) is for disabled veterans to once again become highly productive members of society.
“Despite their life-altering injuries, many of our Veterans have embarked on new careers, completed their college degrees, or started families,” says the organization’s website. “Empowered by the freedom a mortgage-free and specially adapted home brings, these Veterans can now focus on their recovery and returning to their life’s work of serving others.”
HFOT builds fully accessible homes with more than 40 major special adaptions for the disabled. These homes come at a high price. The average cost for HFOT to build a specially adapted home is $440,000.
A few of the modification made include:
- Lower countertops & accessible appliances
- Roll-under counter access
- Widened doorways and hallways
- Pull-down shelving
- Roll-in showers
- Automatic doors
Homes for our Troops is always looking for volunteers and build partners. A build partner is a large-scale, high-quality home builder that is willing to help HFOT construct new homes for well deserving veterans.
For more information on how to donate to or volunteer with Homes for our Troops, visit www.hfotusa.org.