Coalition Awarded $1 Million HUD Veterans Grant
The Coalition for Home Repair has been awarded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Veterans Home Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot program grant. The Coalition will receive the maximum grant amount, $1,000,000. Read HUD's press release about the grant.
With the funds, the Coalition for Home Repair will launch a new program, Operation Safe Home. The Coalition will coordinate the efforts of 14 nonprofit subrecipients that will complete home repairs for 80 low-income veterans living with disabilities. The funds will be spent over three years with the grant cycle beginning in February 2023.
- Anderson Interfaith Ministries
- Appalachia Service Project
- Blount County Habitat for Humanity
- Frontier Housing
- Hinton Rural Life Center
- Home Works of America
- HopeBUILDERS Home Repair
- Metro Lutheran Ministry
- Mosaic in Action
- Mountain T.O.P.
- Rebuild Upstate
- Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley
- Sierra Service Project
- Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry
Becca Davis, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Coalition for Home Repair, said, “We're proud to receive this funding. While administering a federal grant is no easy task, we look forward to working closely with our members to make homes healthier for veterans locally and nationally.” Projects will include accessibility modifications, safety features installation, major home repairs, energy efficient improvements, and other projects related to making homes healthier. The Coalition will be hiring a new staff member to oversee grant compliance.
The Coalition for Home Repair promotes the preservation of safe, healthy, affordable homes for all by supporting the work of home repair and rehabilitation partners nationwide. With 107 members across the country, the Coalition is the leading network for home repair nonprofits. The organization will host its 12th annual national ReFrame Conference in Kingsport in November.