Apply for Vet Home Remodel
Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications from low to moderate income veterans to remodel and renovate their homes. Projects that will be funded include interior or exterior work performed to alleviate critical health, life and safety issues or code violations. Each award will be up to $10,000.
Repair Corps grants will pay for needed home repairs from insulation and weather stripping to the installation of wheelchair ramps and renovated bathrooms and doorways to accommodate disabled veterans. Larger repairs such as roofing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and structural improvements will also be available. The program is designed under the same model as new homes built for Habitat families where the veteran will repay the zero interest loan necessary for these repairs, which is then deposited into a revolving fund to assist additional families in need of decent housing. The amount to be repaid will be on a sliding scale based on family income.
Veterans who have received an honorable or general discharge are eligible to participate. Veterans that are residents of Calvert or St. Mary’s Counties that would like to participate in this program are encouraged to call 301-863-6227 or 410-326-9050 for more information. Applications will be accepted until January 23, 2012.
Source: Patuxent Habitat for Humanity