Veteran Housing Grants

The Home Depot Foundation’s (THDF) Veteran Housing Grants Program awards grants only to nonprofit organizations for the development and repair of veterans housing. 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.
  • For multifamily rental projects, nonprofit must have a 15+ year ownership stake in the development.
     
Eligible Developments/Programs
  • New construction, rehab or repair, single-family or multifamily, permanent supportive housing or transitional housing.
  • Grants are 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.
  • For multifamily rental projects
    • Project will commence within the next twelve months.
    • At least 20% of the units are 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.).
  • For Homeownership Programs
    • Homeowner must be a legal U.S. Resident
    • Low-income – at or below 80% AMI
    • Veteran – must require some form of written proof to verify and must be honorably discharged
    • No surviving spouses or children of veterans

 

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.
  • People Working Cooperatively – PWC Home Repairs and Modifications for Disabled Veterans (OH) – Providing low-income veterans with ADA compliance and safety repair/modification needs.
     
Process
  • Complete Eligibility Quiz here
  • If eligible, complete the project proposal that follows
  • Within 90 days of submission, 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.

2017
Cycle                     Grant Proposal Due Date                     Final Determinations                     
111/18/2016April 2017
23/10/2017August 2017
3Extended! 7/03/2017December 2017

 

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