If you are an income-eligible veteran seeking an affordable homeownership opportunity, we will be starting our annual “Veterans Build” construction awareness event on Veterans Day in the University of Tampa area. Habitat Hillsborough offers veterans the opportunity to purchase affordable, secure, well-built homes with no down payments and zero-interest mortgages. Program requirements for qualifying applicants include 300-375 sweat equity hours and completion of homeowner preparatory classes. Income eligibility for a Habitat home is based on HUD’s Area Median Income for Hillsborough County. If you qualify, we could be building for YOU! Complete an Veterans Initial Screening Form!
Volunteering on the Veterans Build Home Preservation Sites.
During this week-long event, Veterans Build participants (individuals and teams of volunteers) will schedule one full day of work at a designated home site to repair, re-construct or rejuvenate the home exterior of a limited-income veteran homeowner in Hillsborough County. This work may include pressure washing, scraping, caulking, painting, minor soffit/fascia repair, yard clean-up, additional landscaping, porch repairs and accessible ramps.
NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. All tools and hard hats are provided. Volunteers work under the supervision of construction professionals. NOTE: Volunteer Registration for home preservation shifts will open in August. Please check back then to sign up to help during Veterans Build home preservation service week, Nov. 5 – 11, 2019. (Volunteer registration for our Veterans Build new home construction will open in October.)
Veterans Initiative Fundraising.
In addition to actively working at the home sites, Veterans Build participants are required to engage in fundraising. Every dollar raised will benefit our Veterans Initiative program so we can continue to serve local veterans with affordable housing solutions all year long.
- Individual fundraising requirement to participate: $600
- Team fundraising requirement to participate: $6,000
Habitat Hillsborough Veterans Build participants will be invited to attend the Veterans Build Kickoff event. At the Kickoff event, volunteers will learn more about Habitat for Humanity and its ongoing Veterans Initiative while enjoying refreshments. They will also pick up materials designed to aid them in their fundraising efforts and distribute volunteer hardhats, commemorative t-shirts.
Important dates to remember
VETERANS BUILD 2019
Veterans Day, November 11
New construction begins on Veteran Build home.
Tues. – Mon., November 5 – 11
Veteran Build home preservation service week for seven income-eligible veteran homeowners.