Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Habitat for Heroes

Author: Wayne Edwards, Utica College '15



What Is Veterans Day?
Founded in 1930, on November 11th a temporary treaty was issued which halted all hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany. The treaty went into effect and was regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” This year, let's celebrate the true purpose of the holiday and acknowledge the men and women who have served in our armed forces, such as the members of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and the Coast Guard.


Treat your Special friend to Something Special
Do you have a friend who is a veteran? Are you a veteran? Are you or that individual a disabled hero or a veteran who is financially disadvantaged? Oneida County Habitat for Humanity provides homeownership opportunities as well as home repair projects for veterans. Habitat for Heroes builds specifically designed homes based on the needs of the veterans, while still using the original affordable Habitat housing model.


Help out and lend a hand with Oneida County Habitat for Humanity!
Oneida County Habitat for Humanity provides no interest-- no profit handicap accessible homes for their veterans. Using Habitat’s A Brush With Kindness program, they are able to rally the necessary volunteers and resources to help veterans repair or modify their existing homes. So this Veterans Day either, refer a veteran to the program or make a notable donation to help continue the efforts of Oneida County Habitat for Humanity and their Habitat for Heroes program.


Do you Qualify:


  • The property must be your primary residence and owned by you
  • You must be current with mortgage payments, property taxes and insurance
  • You must have veteran status or honorable discharge
  • You must demonstrate a need for home repairs or to remain self-sufficient in your environment
  • You must be below 60% of the area median income for Oneida County
  • You must be willing to partner with Oneida County Habitat as well as provide sweat equity hours


2014 Income Limits for 60% of HUD Area Median Income ($59,500) of Oneida County

HH  size
1 Person
2 Person
3 Person
4 Person
5 Person
6 Person


Income

$25,000
$28,500
$32,100
$35,700
$38,600
$41,500


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