Veterans

June 24, 2013

CalVet home loans collaborates with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for veterans in North Los Angeles County

Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valley, the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate for North Los Angeles County, in collaboration with the California Department of Veterans Affairs, is building homes for veterans in Sylmar and Santa Clarita.

The project in Santa Clarita will consist of an 87-home community and the one in Sylmar will be a 12-home community.  These green affordable homes are made available to low to very-low income veterans, their families, and families of the fallen.

“This is such a wonderful opportunity for veterans living in North Los Angeles County interested in owning a home,” said Peter J. Gravett, CalVet Secretary.  “Veterans who participate in this program will be able to provide sweat equity, which not only makes the home more affordable, but also gives veterans and their families a sense of accomplishment in knowing they helped build their home.  Veterans should get their applications in to Habitat for Humanity as soon as possible so they can hopefully move into their new home within 18-24 months.”

Applications are currently being accepted.  If you are a veteran making a combined family income of $45,000 to $83,650 a year, call 818-884-8808 or go to www.HumanityCA.org to apply.

Minimum qualifications include Honorable Character of Discharge, and a minimum household income of $45,000 (Sylmar) or $83,650 (Santa Clarita).  Income includes any Social Security or VA disability payments.  Families who qualify will pay no more than 35 percent of their monthly income for their mortgage, tax, HOA, insurance and water.

Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valley will also be providing what they call “enrichment services” for the veterans and their families.  These are social services provided free of charge on-site in the neighborhoods to the families before and after move-in to assist veterans and their families with important life and self-sufficiency skills.  These services include financial training, PTSD Counseling, healing art workshops for trauma victims, education on maximizing connections to all veteran benefits, domestic violence counseling, health and dental screenings, veteran to veteran dialogue, homework help for the children, and more.

 




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