Veteran Housing Grants

The Home Depot Foundation’s (THDF) Veteran Housing Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations for the new construction or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing and transitional facilities for veterans. Awards typically range from $100,000 to $500,000.

Organizations or individuals with projects focused on single home construction or repair would not qualify for this program and may be a better fit for our Community Impact Grant programs. Single repair requests should reach out to our National Partners who are already funded to assist qualifying veterans.

Eligible Applicants
  • Grants are only awarded to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that have been in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service for at least 5 years.
  • Organizations with a current operating budget of at least $300,000 and audited financial statements from the past three years.
  • Organizations with previous experience developing, and either currently manage or own, veteran specific housing.
  • Organizations must have a 15+ year ownership stake in the development.
  • Organizations must be involved in the Continuum of Care or local collaboration to end homelessness in their community.
Eligible Developments/Programs
  • New construction and rehabilitation of multifamily, permanent supportive housing or transitional housing.
  • Grants will be awarded solely for the physical construction or repair of housing for veterans (hard costs). THDF does not provide funding for soft costs, such as furnishings, rental subsidies, tenant services, etc.
  • Target population of honorably discharged veterans, at or below 80% AMI.
  • THDF grant funding must comprise less than 50% of the total development cost of the project/program.
  • The amount of funding requested does not exceed $20,000 per veteran unit.
  • 75% of the development/program’s funding sources have been identified at the time of proposal submission.
  • Project will commence within twelve months of proposal submission.
  • At least 20% of the units must be reserved for veterans.
  • Proposals requesting above $100,000 must provide evidence of a third party binding agreement that ensures the units are a.) Reserved for veterans; b.) Occupied by veterans for a minimum of 15 years for rental or 3 years for homeownership (i.e. project-based HUDVASH, other funder requirement, deed restriction, zoning requirement, etc.).
  • Supportive services must be provided.
Sample Approved Projects
  • Jericho Project – Walton Avenue Supportive Housing for Veterans (New York, NY) – New construction permanent supportive housing project for 58 homeless veterans.
  • Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training Inc – MCVET: Energy Conservation Management Project (Baltimore, MD) – Renovation project for the multi-family veteran housing facility.
  • Vietnam Veterans of California (Sacramento, CA) – Rehabilitation of 46 transitional beds for men and women veterans at Mather Veterans Village.
Process
  • Complete Eligibility Quiz here
  • If eligible, complete the project proposal that follows
  • Within 30 days of listed proposal deadline, you will receive email notification of approval or declination
  • If approved, you will then be sent a link to the full application
Funding Cycles

Final determinations will be made three times a year. Please review the table below to determine the appropriate deadline to submit your proposal. Proposals are accepted year round. If a proposal is submitted after the deadlines below, it will be queued for the next funding cycle.

2018
Cycle                     Grant Proposal Due Date                     Final Determinations                     
112/1/2017April 2018
23/16/2018August 2018
37/13/2018December 2018

 

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