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Transitional Homes for Veterans

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

Transitional Homes for Veterans (formerly known as Transitional Homes for Community Reintegration or THCR) 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. 

Transitional Homes for Veterans 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

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 non-refundable deposit, routine maintenance, and landscaping. Operation Homefront will address necessary repairs and maintain pest control.

WHERE ARE THE HOMES?

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

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.

I AM READY 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 "View Homes & Apply" 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.

View Homes and Apply!

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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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