Through our multi-level programs, military families can access crisis and veteran housing assistance relief and receive recurring family support, which works together to help them become stronger, more stable, and more secure.
Operation Homefront provides various forms of relief to military families through its programs, such as Critical Financial Assistance, as well as veteran housing assistance programs including Transitional Housing (Villages), Transitional Homes for Veterans, Transitional Housing (Apartments), and Permanent Housing. This ensures that short-term issues do not turn into long-term crises for families.
Critical Financial Assistance
Operation Homefront recognizes that service members and their families should not have to face urgent financial crises alone. That’s why we offer our Critical Financial Assistance program, providing emergency financial assistance for veterans and their families. Our program addresses critical financial shortfalls, including mortgage payments, rent, utilities, car repairs, home repairs, overdue bills, critical baby items, and groceries.
Our professional caseworkers manage the process and validate the financial needs of the family before providing support. We offer assistance in the form of grants, not loans, and pay directly to service providers or provide a grocery card to families.
Transitional Housing (Villages)
Transitional Housing (Villages), one of Operation Homefront’s veteran housing assistance programs, serves as a bridge for families during the lengthy period between the end of military pay and the beginning of veteran benefits or during the review and receipt of veterans’ disability claims. The program offers wounded, ill, and injured warriors and their families rent-free, two and three-bedroom apartments in San Diego, California; Gaithersburg, Maryland; and San Antonio, Texas. Our Villages not only provide a home for families during this challenging time but also alleviate financial stress and offer a comprehensive package of individualized family support and financial planning services.
Transitional Homes for Veterans
Operation Homefront’s veteran housing assistance programs recognize that the transition to civilian life can be challenging for many veterans and their families, especially when it comes to homeownership. Some families may not have the funds for a down payment or are unable to sustain homeownership.
To address this issue, in 2018, Operation Homefront launched the Transitional Homes for Veterans program. The program offers eligible families the chance to live in a rent-free, single-family home for a period of two to three years, while also receiving financial counseling and community support.
Permanent Homes for Veterans
Operation Homefront is committed to providing long-term stability to military families, and one way we do that is through our Permanent Homes for Veterans program.
Permanent Homes for Veterans offers a comprehensive approach to homeownership for veterans and their families. The program provides mortgage-free homes and pairs families with dedicated caseworkers and financial counselors who offer guidance and support throughout the process. Our goal is to help families not only achieve homeownership but also thrive in their new homes.
Since its inception in 2012, the PHV program has successfully served over 700 families. Of that number, 680 families have successfully completed the program and received the deed to their homes, free of any mortgage obligations. We are proud to be a part of their journey and are committed to continuing to support veterans and their families as they make the transition to civilian life.
Recurring Family Support Programs
At Operation Homefront, we believe that every member of a military family deserves our support. That’s why we go above and beyond to show our appreciation and celebrate their contributions. Our annual Military Child of the Year Awards gala is a highlight of the year, where we honor extraordinary military kids who have shown remarkable resilience and leadership in the face of adversity.
But our support doesn’t stop there. We also host a variety of events throughout the year, including Homefront Celebrations, Star-Spangled Babies Showers, Back-to-School Brigades, Holiday Meals for Military, and Holiday Toy Drive events. These events provide an opportunity for military families to come together and create lasting memories, knowing that they have the support of our entire community behind them. We are honored to serve those who have served our country and will continue to do everything we can to support them.