Home Depot Foundation Awards $1.75 Million for Veterans Housing

Home Depot Foundation Awards $1.75 Million for Veterans Housing

The Home Depot Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $1.75 million to nine Volunteers of America affiliates working to address the affordable housing needs of U.S. military veterans.

Awarded through the foundation's Veteran Housing Grants program, the grants will support nine Volunteers of America homeless veterans programs in seven states. The effort is part of a larger VoA initiative that aims to build or improve more than eight hundred and eighty  units of housing for homeless veterans. To date, the foundation has funded more than eighty Volunteers of America housing projects, providing more than three thousand units for veterans in Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington.

Recipients of the most recent grants include Volunteers of America of Florida, which will convert a former hotel in Ocala, Florida, to permanent supportive housing for forty-three male and female veterans; Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles, which will create four hundred and seventy-five affordable apartments for male and female veterans and their families in North Hollywood, California; Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans, which will create affordable single-family homes for twenty-five male and female veterans in Covington, Louisiana; and Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, which will provide permanent supportive housing for five female veterans in North College Hill, Ohio.