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Rep. Al Green ensures funding for veterans housing program in Houston

Rebuilding Together – Houston, which is widely acknowledged for offering affordable housing programs, made an announcement recently that it will get a $400,000 grant from HUD. This is particularly allotted for rebuilding Together – Houston’s Veterans Housing program. Disabled World

Disabled World
has the details:

U.S. Congressman Al Green was instrumental in securing the funds for Rebuilding Together – Houston that will expand its capacity to provide home repairs to Houston’s low-income and disabled veterans who are also homeowners. The repairs will be made free of charge. The grant is a part of the fiscal year 2010 federal funding legislation for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“Houston is home to many of our nation’s retired armed services heroes,” said Jim Fonteno, Board Member of Rebuilding Together – Houston. “It is important that we help them stay in their homes, safe and secure. We will be providing the repairs and modifications that they could not otherwise afford.”

Rebuilding Together - Houston will be targeting low-income veterans who own their homes, as well as disabled veterans who need modifications made to their homes so that they can live more easily with their physical limitations. Rebuilding Together will leverage the federal funds with both skilled and unskilled volunteer labor and donated materials, creating more than four dollars in the value of repairs accomplished for every dollar spent.

Gary Officer, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together said, “I am grateful to Congressman Green for his steadfast support for the efforts of Rebuilding Together. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to those who have served our nation in uniform, and this partnership between the federal government and Rebuilding Together is a fitting way to make good on that debt.”

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