Funds available to help area veterans with critical home repairs


Habitat for Humanity of Smith County is looking for veterans who need critical repairs on their home. 

This year Habitat received a $200,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Renovations will assist veterans in making their homes accessible, healthy and safe. Projects typically involve installing wheelchair ramps, making kitchen cabinets usable, installing new floors that are level and making doorways and bathrooms easier to get into. 

Any veteran or surviving spouse in need of critical home repair and/or modification and who lives in Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, Rusk, Smith, Van Zandt or Wood county is eligible to apply for assistance. Applicants must meet the grantor’s requirements as well as Smith County Habitat’s requirements for assistance. 

Call 903-595-6630 for more details or to make an appointment with a grant specialist.