Home Depot Foundation, Habitat for Humanity extend veterans’ housing partnership

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The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity have announced the extension of their long-standing partnership, which has served more than 1,400 U.S. military veterans and their families. The Home Depot Foundation is granting more than $2 million to Habitat’s Repair Corps program to build, repair or rehabilitate veteran homes.

The Home Depot Foundation has funded home repairs through Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps program for the past nine years and is also the premier sponsor of the 2021 Habitat on the Hill legislative conference, an annual opportunity for Habitat homeowners, staff and advocates to meet with Congressional representatives in Washington and address the policies and systems that hinder access to safe and affordable housing.

“For over a decade, The Home Depot Foundation has been a catalyst in ensuring decent, stable housing is available for some of our most vulnerable communities,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “Safe and affordable housing provides households with more financial freedom, independence, stability and security. With the Foundation’s support, we’re able to partner with more families to build stronger futures for themselves.”

In addition to Repair Corps, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, known as Team Depot, helps provide hands-on support for projects facilitated by local Habitat organizations.

“Serving our communities in need is more important today than ever,” said Shannon Gerber, executive director, The Home Depot Foundation, “and we’re proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity to help ensure our nation’s veterans have a place to call home.”