Veteran Programs

 

San Diego County is home to more than 400,000 veterans – one of the highest concentrations in the country. San Diego Habitat for Humanity is well-suited geographically to serve the veteran population with partnership, volunteer, and employment opportunities.

VetRepair

The VetRepair program is designed to help veterans thrive by creating healthier, safer home environments through critical repairs and improvements to homes that are already owned by a veteran. The program assists with health and safety, energy efficiency, and mobility fixes that may vary from roofing, electrical, caulking and weather stripping to installing wheelchair ramps and making bathrooms more easily accessible to homeowners with disabilities. Since the program's inception in 2012, San Diego Habitat has completed 81 VetRepair homes.

       A veteran is defined as any resident of the home who has served in the military. The home must be owned by the veteran,  must be the primary residence of the veteran and he/she must have received an honorable discharge.  The veteran’s income must fall within specified low/moderate income guidelines.  Click here for more information about qualification and program guidelines.

       To speak with someone about the VetRepair program or to apply, please contact Roxana Mejia at 619-283-4663 x126 or via email at roxana.mejia@sandiegohabitat.org
 

     Training and Volunteerism

       Veterans understand the true meaning of service and play a key role in shaping our communities. Through partnerships with organizations like AmeriCorps and The Mission Continues, there are many opportunities for employment, fellowships and internships at San Diego Habitat that allow veterans to hone skills and further their education, while continuing to serve.  We also invite local veterans to join us through our many volunteer opportunities—on a job site, in our office, or  in the ReStore, Habitat’s discount home improvement center that supports its mission.