Prior to filling out an application, Building Homes for Heroes would like to apprise you of what you will need to provide us with. If you should have any questions or concerns regarding the application process, you may contact us at any time.
If you are a wounded veteran, you will need to provide the following (if applicable):
- Completed application
- Form DD214‐Certificate of Release/Discharge from Active Duty.
- Photos (past and present)
- Signed Authorization to Release Information
Thank you for your service to our country. Building Homes for Heroes® is proud to announce that it has embarked on a partnership with Chase in an initiative to provide homes to wounded veterans throughout the country. Chase will provide homes to Building Homes for Heroes® who then identifies and selects families of severely-wounded veterans across the United States to receive the homes.
Please read the following information carefully before submitting your application.
Were you injured after September 11, 2001?
Have you been, or will you be, honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces?
Do you, or your spouse, currently own a home or land? If so, you are not eligible for a home gift at this time.
1. Homes are awarded to veterans who have been injured after September 11, 2001 and are not currently home owners on an availability basis. Submitting an application does not mean you will receive a home. We receive thousands of applications and only have a few homes available at a time. We will do everything we can to help as many injured veterans as we can, as quickly as we can, but we will not be able to help everyone who applies.
2. Once you submit your application and all necessary supporting documents, you do not need to do anything else. If we need any further information we will contact you.
3. Due to the large volume of applications received, only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted. If there is a change in the status of your application you will be contacted.
4. If you wish to update your application and cannot do so online, please email any updates to Gina.Cerami@buildinghomesforheroes.org. Due to the large volume of applicants, you will not receive a response unless more information is needed.
5. Home decisions are made on an individual basis. Each case is unique and you should not rely on the information or process of another recipient or candidate for future outcome.
The way the program works
1. Building Homes for Heroes has specific homes that are available for donation. You must visit the available homes on the website listed at http://buildinghomesforheroes.org/chase-homes. When you find an available home you would like to be considered for, write down the city and state the home is in. You will be asked for the home you are applying for on the application.
a. You can apply for as many homes as you would like. If you are applying for more than one home, number them in the order in which you would prefer them. The homes that have “matched” banners over them have already been gifted to families and are not available. Please make sure you are applying for an available home.
2. If you cannot find a home on the website you are interested in applying for at this time, you may still submit an application, but you will be put on a waiting list until you find a home to apply for. Please continue to visit the website and let us know when a home becomes available you would like to be considered for. Homes are gifted to us as they become available. We do not know if, or when, a home will become available in any certain area. It is up to you to monitor the available homes and email Gina.Cerami@buildinghomesforheroes.org when you have found a home to add to your application.
3. Applications will be considered for new home builds in very extreme and limited circumstances. Only veterans that are wheel chair bound are eligible for new home builds. In order to be considered you must have already received your approval letter from the VA for the SAH grant. Please submit this letter with your application.
What you will need to apply:
1. Application completely filled out. Please read every question and answer it fully and to the best of your ability. Do not summarize. Please use full legal names and relationships.
2. Photo waiver and information waiver signed and uploaded (Provided in application)
3. Photos (before, during, after recovery, family photos, military head shot, etc.). The more the better.
4. 2 Letters of Recommendation (a minimum of 1 from a Case Worker or Veteran Advocate). Letters must be on letterhead and signed.
5. DD Form 214 (if unavailable, please upload a word document detailing your specific situation and when approximately you plan on being discharged)
6. Medical records. If your medical records are too large to upload, then upload the summary or first few pages. We will contact you if we need more information.