Veterans Build

Help Build Our 42 Nottingham Drive Veterans Build Home

NOW ACCEPTING HOMEOWNER APPLICATIONS

We are now accepting applications from qualified military families only for our Veterans Build home at 42 Nottingham Drive in Nashua, NH. Please take a look at our Veterans Build pamphlet for more information, or click on the appropriate link below to download an application.

To be considered, you MUST submit an expression of interest (written letter, phone call or e-mail) no later than Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Inquiries may be submitted to GNHFH, PO Box 159, Nashua, NH 03061 – or – veteransbuild@nashabitat.org -or- (603) 883-0295.

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WHAT IS VETERANS BUILD?
Veterans Build is Habitat’s initiative to provide affordable housing and critical home repairs, as well as volunteer and employment opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families.

ABOUT OUR NOTTINGHAM DRIVE “VETERANS BUILD” HOME
In early 2014, Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity accepted a truly remarkable gift – a donated home at 42 Nottingham Drive in Nashua, New Hampshire. Located in a quiet, family-oriented neighborhood, the home will be renovated from top to bottom and subsequently dedicated to a qualifying local military family.

Prior to Habitat, the house endured quite of a bit of water damage and required a full clean up and mold remediation, generously donated in-kind by Soil Away Cleaning & Restoration Services, located in NH. With this generous contribution, we stripped the house down to clean, structurally-sound bones and buttoned the home up for the 2014 winter months.

The home will require cash, in-kind services and many volunteer hours to put it back together – windows and doors must be replaced, insulation and drywall must be put in, new flooring must be installed, walls must be painted, and all the finishing touches – appliances, bathroom fixtures, lighting and more – must be replaced.

WHY IS NASHUA HABITAT FOCUSING ON VETERAN HOUSING & NEEDS?
Nearly 4 million veteran households pay more than 30 percent of income for housing; more than 1.5 million of these households pay more than 50 percent of income for housing (severe cost burden).

Nearly 1 million veterans who own homes are severely cost burdened, despite having access to VA loans and other assistance.
A substantial subset of veterans struggles economically. Approximately 1.4 million veterans (6.7 percent) live in poverty.
According to U.S. Census data, 10.1% of New Hampshire’s population are veterans, putting our state higher than the national average (8%). In addition, more than 100,000 of these NH veterans live in poverty, with 25% dealing with a disability, such as amputated limbs or post-traumatic stress disorder.

HOW CAN I HELP?
Donate – We need to raise approximately $75,000 to put this home back together. Please make a tax-deductible gift in any amount to our Veterans Build home. Your donation will be used in the wisest and most efficient way possible.

Can you provide a skilled service at a discount or at no-cost? We would love to talk to you about it and can often provide a variety of marketing benefits for your contribution. E-mail jen.skibba@nashabitat.org to learn more.

Volunteer – Come out and build with us! We need lots of volunteer muscle power to rebuild this home — each Habitat home we build takes an average of thousands of volunteer hours! E-mail volunteers@nashabitat.org to learn more.

Sponsorship – Interested in investing in Habitat’s work, making a significant difference in your local community AND highlighting your company’s/organization’s commitment to community service? Our sponsors mean the world to us and are a big part of our Habitat family. Veterans Build sponsorships start at $1,500. E-mail jen.skibba@nashabitat.org for available opportunities.

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