Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County is certified by PsychArmor Institute as a Veteran Ready Organization. The certification is in recognition of the dedication of Habitat’s staff and volunteers to supporting veterans and the military community.
VETERANS BUILD HOME CONSTRUCTION
We recently completed construction on our 2020 Veterans Build home and are accepting applications for our 2021 Veterans Build home!
If you are an income-eligible veteran seeking an affordable homeownership opportunity, you do not have to wait for our next annual Veterans Build fall event. We build for veterans all year long. 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. Click here for more home details and photos.
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 2021. Please check back then to sign up to help during Veterans Build home preservation WEEK OF SERVICE, Nov. 5 – 11, 2021. (Volunteer registration for our Veterans Build Cottage construction will open in October.) Sponsor opportunities available for both the Veterans Cottage Build and the Veterans Build WEEK OF SERVICE. Please email Melissa Crowther for 2021 sponsorship package information.
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 2021
Veterans Day, November 11
10 weeks of new construction begins on our 2021 Veteran Build Cottage.
VETERANS BUILD WEEK OF SERVICE
November 5 – 11
Veteran Build home preservation Service Week for seven income-eligible veteran homeowners.