The Olympian-Veterans and military families can get assistance making home repairs or improvements under two initiatives from the Veterans Housing Initiative. Heroes at Home provides free home modifications and repairs for veterans, military widows and widowers, and active-duty military personnel and their families, with assistance based on income level.
Severely disabled veterans returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom can take advantage of Serving Those Who Serve, a similar program. Immediate family members and caretakers living with a disabled veteran also qualify.
Applications for assistance can be downloaded at www.rebuildingtogether.org, then sent to Rebuilding Together National Headquarters, 1899 L Street N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, D.C., 20036.
Call 800-473-4229 for more information.