Operation Homefront has created the Homes on the Homefront program through a new partnership with Chase Bank. Part of the American dream always has been owning a home. After helping to secure the freedoms all Americans enjoy, we want to help our warriors and their families realize their own American dreams.
Operation Homefront will receive donated homes from national lenders in 2012 to provide permanent housing to wounded heroes, surviving spouses of fallen service members, and veterans. OH anticipates continuing this programin 2013 and beyond.
Of those who apply to receive a donated home, Operation Homefront will use the following qualification criteria:
- Must currently be serving in the military, including active and inactive National Guard and Reserve, or honorably discharged.
- Does not own a home.
- Committed to living in the home as a primary residence for a period of at least two years.
- Financially capable of maintaining the home during the transition period and beyond.
- Must not have any felony convictions.
Placement Priority to Receive a Donated Home
Operation Homefront will determine the best overall match between applicants and a particular property and community. Residents of Operation Homefront’s transitional housing for wounded heroes,
surviving single spouses of those killed-in-action, and post-9/11 disabled veterans will receive priority consideration under the program. Any veteran of any era, regardless of wounded or disability status, will be eligible to apply.
Application Process for Homes on the Homefront
Applicants for this program will apply through the Homes on the Homefront (HH) web site.
Process for Qualified Recipients
Once a home becomes available, you will be notified via email.
You will have 10 business days from the date the notice is sent to determine if you want to apply further for a particular home. If you further wish to be considered for a particular home mentioned in an email you receive, you will need to indicate that by following the instructions outlined in the email.
A client services representative will be assigned to each available home and will review all applications for each home. The client services representative will then submit the qualified applicants to a housing committee who will select the applicant that will be the recipient of the home. Selection is made on a case-by-case basis and includes such factors as: financial need, connection to the local community where the home is available, injury status, family size, etc.
Once selected for a home, the family will reside in the property as a tenant of Operation Homefront for a period between one and two years. During this time, families will be required to pay any actual costs of property taxes, insurance, and homeowner’s association fees. A customized transition plan will be developed in conjunction with each family. Families also will have routine inspections of the home, participate in financial counseling and any other activity required by their assigned client services representative. Families will be required to save enough funds to ensure they can maintain the property long-term. Once the requirements of the transition plan have been fully satisfied and the family is able to maintain and sustain the costs of the home, the property will be deeded to the family.
If you have any questions about this program before you apply, please contact us at 210-659-7756.
Everyone at Operation Homefront expresses their sincere gratitude to all our service members and their families for helping to keep our country free!