The has announced $3.9 million in grants to organizations working to address the housing needs of military veterans.
Awarded as part of a five-year, $80 million initiative to help construct or renovate homes for veterans, the grants include $1.7 million to nonprofits to repair or construct 113 units of permanent supportive housing; $800,000 to nonprofits working to provide transitional housing to homeless veterans; and $875,000 to provide critical home repairs and maintenance to homes owned by veterans and their families.
Grant recipients include the in Green Bay, Wisconsin, which was awarded $300,000 toward construction of a fifty-unit permanent supportive housing facility for veterans; the , which will receive $275,000 for programs designed to prevent homelessness among veterans; the in Denver, which was awarded $200,000 toward the construction of thirty-six permanent affordable housing units for women veterans with children; and , which will receive $175,000 to help veterans with home repairs and energy-efficiency improvements.
"We know that too many veterans struggle with issues related to housing: nearly sixty thousand 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 Home Depot Foundation president Kelly Caffarelli. "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."