Habitat for Humanity Newark and the GI Go Fund have teamed up to build new Habitat homes and continue helping military veterans in need of safe and affordable housing in Newark and Essex County.

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans estimates that on any given night, 200,000 veterans are homeless, and 400,000 veterans will experience homelessness during the course of a year (National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, 2006). We are working to ensure that New Jersey veterans will one day break from this statistic. Habitat for Humanity Newark is addressing this with home ownership opportunities for our Military Veterans and their families through the Veterans Initiative.

A valuable and fulfilling experience for all involved, the Veterans Initiative is a cause that strengthens ties in your personal team and greater community. Our goal is to build these home with volunteers and financial support from the community, including corporations, faith- based groups, individuals, civic groups, military organizations, and non-profits willing to lend a hammer and a hand.

Thank you to ADP, Bloomberg, PSE&G, and Verizon for their support of our Veterans Initiative!

Habitat for Humanity Newark’s very first Veterans Initiative home for a military veteran in Essex County is complete!

For further information about the Veterans Initiative, please click here to see our VI flyer, or contact Habitat Newark at (973)-624-3330 Ext: 100 or at adavis@habitatnewark.org.

Habitat Newark will be hosting New Homeowner Orientations each month for Veterans, Veteran’s families, and anyone interested in becoming a Habitat Newark homeowner. For further information about the New Homeowner Orientations, please click here, or contact Habitat Newark’s Family Service Coordinator at (973)-624-3330 Ext: 103 or at familyservices@habitatnewark.org.