Nearly 4 million Veterans pay more than 30% of their income for housing
Initiated on Veterans Day, 2015, Veterans Build has been a monthly volunteer opportunity on Habitat build sites for former members of the armed services to continue training and building community together.
While many programs support Veterans housing, we learned more was needed. “We need somewhere to go when we graduate from those programs,” one Vet told us.
In Fall of 2016, Habitat SKC launched the first home in a 9-parcel community in Pacific, WA designed for Veterans. Veterans Build continues today with regular build days on that site, helping former military learn new construction skills, adjust to life after the military, remain socially connected, and pay it forward by helping other Vets.