Habitat MCTX now recognized as Official Veterans Build Organization
CONROE, TX – Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County (Habitat MCTX) is now recognized as an official Veterans Build Organization through Habitat for Humanity International. This designation allows Habitat MCTX funding and partnership opportunities to help local veterans and their families through affordable housing and home repairs in our county.
Every military family deserves a decent and affordable place to live and Habitat MCTX is ready to help. Habitat MCTX is currently identifying and partnering with local Veteran organizations to assess community needs.
According to National Low-Income Housing Coalition, nearly 4 million of our veterans pay at least 30 percent of their income toward rent or mortgage, while more than 1.5 million pay at least 50 percent. Thirty five percent of senior veterans are estimated to have a disability requiring home modifications, health, and other supportive services as they age.
As an official Veterans Build Organization there are five key components to the program:
- Build and repair Safe Affordable Homes
- Recruit Veterans to Work at Habitat
- Volunteer Opportunities for Veterans
- Education for Veterans in Financial Literacy/Education for Volunteers and Staff on Military Culture
- Honor Veterans through Special Events
Vicki Johnson, Executive Director states, “We are honored to receive the designation of being a Habitat for Humanity Veterans Build affiliate. Through this initiative, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, Texas can provide volunteer, homeownership, and repair opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families. Most importantly, we can help local veterans, by lifting the housing cost burdens and provide home modifications, health, and other supportive services to disabled and aging veterans.”
In partnership with Momentum Title, the first Veteran Build was completed in late summer in Habitat’s Cedar Creek subdivision located in Conroe. The Linn family will soon close on and move into their new home.
“It is always heartwarming when someone recognizes your military service,” said Chris Linn, veteran from the Navy. “It is as humbling as it is appreciated. I encourage each of us to continually give gratitude to our military and first responders.
Momentum Title is passionate about the veteran community and joined forces with Montgomery County Habitat in 2018 to build homes for veterans in need of housing. Over the last two years, the event has raised funds to build a home for a hard-working veteran family. Habitat MCTX is the charity of choice for Momentum Title and is planning their third annual Habitat for Heroes Veterans Build fundraising event November 9, 2020, from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Zanti Cucina Italiana, 10000 Research Forest Drive, in Magnolia.
Mingle for a purpose at this special event as we gather to honor those who have sacrificed so much for us. By joining, you will help raise much needed funds for homeless veterans and their families. Tickets start at $125; VIP Tables $1,000; Sponsorships from just $2,500. Opportunities to “Honor your Hero” and to be a part of the “Friends of the Brave” alliance, give guests a way to make an even bigger impact. Guests are encouraged to come adorned in red, white and blue cocktail attire. Tickets and sponsorship information available at momentumtitletx.com/habitatforheroes.
Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TX has worked with the loving hands of volunteers and donors to improve the lives of families and individuals through affordable homeownership. With a hammer in hand, Habitat MCTX volunteers are building strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable shelter.
Learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County’s homeownership program and many other initiatives including the Women Build, Home Repair Program, Veteran Build, and upcoming events by visiting the website at habitatmctx.org or the Facebook page at facebook.com/HabitatMCTX.