The Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County is launching its inaugural Veterans Build Program with the help of eight Cheyenne Credit Unions. Through this program these Credit Unions along with Habitat for Humanity will be making the dream of homeownership come true for a local veteran. A cottage style home on East 7th Street has been chosen to be renovated for this project.
"Cheyenne is an ideal place for a Veterans Build... our community's strong military culture, and the many veteran families who call Cheyenne home makes the program an excellent fit" according to Kate Wright, Habitat's Executive Director.
The local Federal Credit Unions will not only be contributing funds to this great project, but they will also be assembling teams of associates to help with the renovations. Blue, Meridian Trust, and WhHy have committed to being Platinum Sponsors, Western Vista will be a Gold Sponsor, and Cheyenne-Laramie County Employees, First Education, Nuvision, and UniWyo have joined the effort at the Silver Sponsor level.
According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, 24% of households headed by veterans 55 and older are living with housing burdens, paying too much for rent, or living in inadequate or unsafe conditions. To help combat this Habitat affiliates nationwide have started their own Veterans Build program.
Applications for the Veterans Build Program will be solicited through veteran's organizations, churches and other groups that engage with veterans in our community. Veterans and military families interested in applying for this program, or those wishing to contribute time, material, or make a donation towards this project may contact Kate Wright directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is March 31st, 2020.