Transitional Homes for Community Reintegration
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.
Honorably discharged veterans within 1 year of discharge.
Prepping to purchase your own home. Program fees apply.
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WHO CAN APPLY?
Honorably discharged veterans who are within 1 year of discharge. Veterans do not have to be injured or have a combat deployment to apply.
WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?
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.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?
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.
ARE THE HOMES RENT-FREE?
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.
WHERE ARE THE HOMES?
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.
HOW TO APPLY?
In order to apply for a home, you will need to create an account or have an existing account with Operation Homefront. Once you click the “Apply Now” button below you will be taken to My Operation Homefront to create an account or log in. From there you will be able to view current homes and apply from you Dashboard.
HOMES OPEN FOR APPLICATION
Stephens City, VA (Winchester)
This gorgeous 1969 sq. ft. 2-story home features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The main floor has open living spaces and a powder bath, convenient for guests. The 2nd floor houses the bedrooms, including a large owner’s suite with large walk-in closet and fabulous owner’s bathroom. The laundry room is located on the 2nd floor. Stephens City, Virginia is located 15 minutes south of Winchester, VA and 1.5 hours outside of Washington, DC. The community is in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and conveniently located within the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail. It boasts scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River Valley. Easy access to commuting routes, you can be in the city for employment or school, in no time. Warren Memorial Hospital is just 20 miles away. Shenandoah Valley Family Medicine is just 12 miles away and Valley Health Urgent Care is 8.5 miles away.
THE LATEST NEWS
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.
November 6, 2020