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Transitional Homes for Community Reintegration

Operation Homefront understands the many challenges veterans and their families face while transitioning from a military to civilian community. Our Transitional Homes for Community Reintegration program was designed as a gateway for stability.

This program serves veteran families who are within 12 months of discharge, served honorably, and are willing to work towards self-sufficiency by providing temporary rent-free housing, financial education, and support services.

Upon selection, families will be assigned a designated caseworker and financial counselor who will work with them to create realistic financial, educational, employment and personal goal plans.  Families will gain knowledge on the home buying process, work to improve credit scores, pay off debt, accumulate emergency savings, and establish ties to the community they reside in.

While the program is technically “rent free”, families will be required to pay a monthly fee that will be refunded upon program graduation (2-3 years).  Those funds can be used for a significant down payment on a home of their own or whatever they feel most beneficial for the needs of their family in the community they reside in.  

 Families are expected to have a strong connection to the community in which the home they apply for is located and a strong desire to remain in that community upon program graduation. 

THCR Provides

  • Best for

    Honorably discharged veterans within 1 year of discharge.

  • 1-3 years

    Prepping to purchase your own home. Program fees apply.

  • Avg processing time

    90 days


Honorably discharged veterans who are within 1 year of discharge. Veterans do not have to be injured or have a combat deployment to apply. 


The committee will consider several factors when selecting a family to include: working towards financial stability (savings, income, etc.), connection to the community where the home is located (family support, employment, educational opportunities, etc.), commendable military service, and family size.


On average, it takes 90 days to select a family for our program.  During that time, applicants may be contacted if documents or additional information is needed.  Viable applicants will be presented to the selection committee. After a decision has been made, only the veteran matched will be contacted.  We do not have the resources to contact every applicant that applies.


Families will be required to pay a monthly fee that will be reimbursed upon program graduation.  Program fees will be determined by the financial counselor and likely range from $500-$800 per month. Families will be responsible for utility costs, a rehab fee, and a pet deposit (if applicable).  Operation Homefront will provide lawn care, landscaping, and pest control.


To date, our Transitional Homes for Community Reintegration program has placed families in homes in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, and Virginia.

New homes will be posted as they become available. Current homes that are open for application are below.

Pensacola, FL

PLEASE NOTE: PHOTO SHOWN IS PRE-RENOVATION. This one-story, 2,436 st ft home with a 3 car garage features 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and an office.  The split floor plan with open kitchen, large covered patio, and yard is perfect for large gatherings and entertaining.  Located just minutes from the Navy Federal Credit Union call center, I-10, shopping, medical facilities, and entertainment. 

Katy, TX (Houston) NEW Build!

The picture of the home shown is only a model. The home will be built with pre-determined specifications. This stunning single-family one-story 2130 sq ft home features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a 2-car attached garage and is energy star certified.  The open concept great room is perfect for entertaining.  The master suite features a walk-in closet. Located just half an hour from metro-Houston, this community is just off I-10 with nearby shopping and dining at Katy Mills Mall and Grand Morton Town Center.  Houston Methodist Hospital, the leading hospital in Houston for delivering superior patient care and Texas Children’s Hospital are a short distance from this community.


See pictures from our Welcome to the Community ceremony in Helotes, TX.
See pictures from our Welcome to the Community ceremony in Katy, TX.
See veteran family welcomed to their rent-free home in Florida.

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