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Veteran’s Build

Did you know that nearly 4 million veteran households pay more than 30 percent of income for housing and more than 1.5 million of these households pay more than 50 percent of income for housing?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a substantial subset of veterans struggles economically and ~1.4 million veterans (6.7 percent) live in poverty.

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There are some differences in the process for veterans:

Qualifying  for the Habitat Program

Because of your military service, our guidelines may not apply to all or some of your income.  Please let us determine what should be considered income.

The Application

The applicant(s) sends us the following:

  • a completed application form
  • a credit report (free credit reports are available through Veterans One Stop, call 716-898-0110)
  • a copy of the applicant(s) most recent income tax  (if one was filed)
  • copies of two recent pay stubs if the applicant(s) is currently employed
  • a copy of the sponsor’s DD214 record

If the family is accepted, a second “acceptance interview” takes place, and the family begins to earn sweat equity hours.

The family has to earn 150 hours of “sweat equity”.

If you have any questions or want help completing the following application form, please call:

Marge Plumb
716-839-3053

or

Habitat office
716-204-0740