October 15, 2012 (Sacramento) -- The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) learned today that Military Warriors Support Foundation is currently accepting applications online from combat-wounded veterans and unmarried Gold Star Spouses of OIF/OEF for newly-renovated, 100% mortgage-free homes in Bakersfield, Crescent City, Riverbank, Sacramento and Stockton, California.
Applicants must be honorably retired or separated from the military and must not currently have a mortgage. Active service members with compelling situations, who are less than 90 days from retirement or separation, may be considered.
The homes are donated by the Military Warriors Support Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting our heroes as they transition to civilian life. Besides the homes donation program, the Foundation’s programs include employment assistance and outdoor recreational activities.
“We are so glad that the Military Warriors Support Foundation is making mortgage-free homes available in California to our deserving disabled veterans and Gold Star Spouses,” said Peter J. Gravett, Secretary, California Department of Veterans Affairs. “I encourage qualifying OEF/OIF veterans and Gold Star spouses to take advantage of this opportunity. Imagine getting the title to your home after only three years of ownership!”
The homes donation program, Homes4WoundedHeroes, has awarded more than 150 mortgage-free homes across the continental U.S. since its inception in late 2010. The homes come with a free 3-year financial and family mentorship that helps the families understand the fundamentals of home ownership.
For more information about Military Warriors Support Foundation and to learn about the homes currently available (new homes are added frequently), go to www. http://www.militarywarriors.org/openhomes.
If you don’t see a home you are interested in, fill out an Open Application at www.militarywarriors.org/openapplication. Specify up to four locations in which you would like to live. The Foundation will contact you when a home within 50 miles of your location becomes available.