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. 

Building for the Brave

The Building for the Brave program allows Habitat to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to veterans and their families. Homes are newly constructed and available for purchase by veterans and families that qualify under the guidelines of the Habitat homeownership program.

Habitat completed its first Building for the Brave community in Lakeside in 2014, and is currently working with veteran families on a regular basis within other projects.

For more information about veteran homeownership, please contact KC Clifford at 619-283-4663 or

Repair Corps

The Repair Corps 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 Repair Corps 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 Repair Corps program or to apply, please contact Al Lejarde at 619-283-4663 x130 or via email at

     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.