Thank you for your interest in Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County’s Veterans Build/L.I.F.T. (Local Initiatives for Troops) program.

If you are a veteran or live in a veteran household, and are interested in applying for our services, please complete and submit the pre-qualification form.  We will acknowledge the receipt of these forms, conduct an initial review of your request, and keep your information on file if you meet the basic initial requirements. Please review the FAQs at the end of this page.

For more information please contact Marianne Herring at mherring@habitatmonmouth.org, or call 732-728-0441, ext. 311.

Veterans Build

Our Veterans Build programs serve eligible veterans in Monmouth County.
Driven by volunteer power, donations, and fundraising events, the program completes veteran home repair and home upkeep projects at no cost to the veteran.

Since the launch of the Veterans Build/L.I.F.T. home repairs program in April 2023, we have completed a number of home repairs projects, including the installation of two new roofs, the construction of a new wheelchair ramp, a new fence, installation of a new window, replacement of damaged sheetrock, and repainting sections of a home’s exterior. Our volunteers have also dismantled and removed an old shed, repaired brickwork, constructed and installed new cabinet doors, and provided general yard and landscape clean-up.

We are thankful to the two local businesses, SRS Distribution (Perth Amboy) and USA Building Maintenance, whose generous support of our Veterans Build program made the two roofing projects possible.

Thank you to the supporters of our 2023 Hitting Close to Home for Veterans Pickleball Tournament – the funds raised at this event kick-started the program. Our upcoming 2024 Pickleball Tournament will continue raising funds for this vital program – we have more projects planned for 2024 so check back for updates! Please visit the Hitting Close to Home for Veterans Pickleball Tournament to get involved.

Types of Projects

Even minor projects can be overwhelming and costly to a veteran homeowner with a low or fixed income. Our Veterans Build program can relieve concerns, and remedy safety and comfort issues.

Projects include critical home repairs such as ramp installation, railing repairs, widening walkways for wheelchairs, as well as general repairs and assistance with landscape upkeep.

If you have any questions, please contact Marianne at mherring@habitatmonmouth.org (732) 728-0441 ext. 311 

FAQ

The first step is to complete the pre-qualification form. Eligible applicants will be asked to complete a separate application form.

This paperwork is needed to verify that you are eligible for assistance. In some cases, we are able to provide additional assistance based on the information provided and a home inspection.

Each application and its supporting documents are reviewed by our team. Notification can take up to 3 weeks.

We will contact you regarding the status of your application within 3 weeks of submitting your pre-qualification form. If you have any questions during this time you can contact Marianne at (732) 728 0441 extn. 311 or mherring@habitatmonmouth.org.

Eligible veterans will not have to pay toward the agreed projects.