San Diego County is home to more than 400,000 veterans – one of the highest concentrations in the country.  As such, Habitat has recently kicked off two new programs serving those who have served us.

The Building for the Brave program allows Habitat to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to wounded veterans and their families. Homes are newly constructed and are outfitted with state of the art finishings adapted to the special needs of veteran.

The Repair Corps program is designed to help veterans thrive by creating healthier, safer home environments through critical repairs and improvements. The Home Depot Foundation is the underwriter of this Habitat for Humanity program, providing over $2.7 million for the repairs nationwide. In July 2012, Repair Corps launched, engaging select U.S. Habitat affiliates – including San Diego County – to identify eligible veterans in their community in need of critical home repair. The program assists with fixes that may vary from roofing, electrical, caulking and weather stripping to installing wheelchair ramps and remodeling bathrooms to be easily used by veterans with disabilities.

For more information about either of these programs, please contact Family Services Manager Shayna Hensley at 619-283-4663 or