FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2022
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WARM Awarded $40,000 to Repair Homes for Veterans with Disabilities
WILMINGTON, NC – WARM will repair homes for at least four veterans with disabilities at no cost to them over the next three years due to a new grant.
WARM will be a subrecipient of the Veterans Home Repair & Modification Pilot, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding program. The Coalition for Home Repair, of which WARM is a member, will manage and distribute funds to home repair nonprofits nationwide to repair homes for 80+ veterans.
WARM has committed to providing additional $28,000 in matched and leveraged resources to fulfill the requirements of the grant award making the total local investment $68,000.
WARM serves low-income homeowners with repairs and accessibility improvements to create safe, livable housing in existing homes and neighborhoods in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, and Pender counties. Since 1996, WARM has served more than 1,800 households.
With nearly seven percent of veterans in North Carolina living in poverty, there is more work to be done. WARM looks forward to pursuing future partnerships to provide critical home repairs for veterans and their families throughout southeastern North Carolina.
WARM’s mission is to repair, rebuild, and make homes accessible; and to inspire service, generosity, and hope. Urgent repairs address threats to safety, health, and accessibility. By rebuilding homes in disrepair or damaged by severe weather, WARM is preserving affordable housing for the community and supporting our homeowners’ goals to remain self-sufficient and live with dignity and independence. Repairs are provided at no cost to homeowners who qualify.