Veterans Build Initiatives
Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester is an equal opportunity home builder and seller. Our mission is to build homes, communities and hope. Our program serves families and veterans by providing home ownership opportunities in 42 cities and towns throughout the MetroWest and Greater Worcester regions of Massachusetts. If you are looking for affordable housing opportunities in another part of the state, or country, please click here. Our selection, building, and selling process takes approximately 12 -24 months.
Habitat for Humanity believes in a hand up, instead of a hand out. Habitat homes are built with generous donations from our partners and thousands of volunteers. Families must be in the 30-60% range of the area's median income, give back 400 - 500 "sweat equity" hours on the project, attend financial education classes provided by Habitat, and pay back a mortgage.
Governor Charlie Baker attended one of our very special home dedications for a U.S. Marine Corps. veteran, Marc Ewings, and his family. Please read Marc's comments to see how his family's life has changed.
“Children who have autism, they bolt, and the apartment we lived in previously was on a very busy road. We worried because of the location. It was also cramped, and it was expensive. It is a beautiful home.” – Marc Ewings
Are you a veteran or military family living in New England with children or grandchildren ages 2 – 12 years old? If so, please let us know if your child would like to receive a playhouse through our Operation Playhouse program.
Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester is the only Habitat affiliate on the East Coast, and one of a few nationwide, that offers Operation Playhouse. We build playhouses primarily in the MetroWest and Greater Worcester areas of Massachusetts with teams of 8 – 12 participants. Each playhouse is sponsored by a company or other group as a way to give back to veterans and military families. Exact locations vary as to the company or partner that may be sponsoring the playhouse.
Our Home Repair program is an outreach initiative that seeks to provide a wide range of opportunities for low income homeowners who are veterans, elderly or disabled and are struggling to maintain their homes due to age, disability, or family circumstances. For our elderly partners, this service provides aging in place.
This program allows us to partner with families to help them reclaim their homes with pride and dignity, focusing on exterior home repairs to address health, life and safety/code issues. The program allows families to stay in the home where they live without being disrupted by the uncertainty, trauma, and expense of moving.