On Friday, April 10, 2015, former Specialist Joseph Cummings, a disabled military veteran, received a mortgagefree home in Pearland, Texas. Mr. Cummings is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served honorably from 1970 until 1976. This home will provide stability for Mr. Cummings and allow him to devote his time to what he cares about most – his faith, his family, and his well-being.
Bank of America generously donated the home to TSAHC, in partnership with the National Community Stabilization Trust. TSAHC partnered with Houston area nonprofit WOMAN, Inc. to perform the necessary repairs on the home and connect Mr. Cummings to the program.
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Mr. Cummings received his home through TSAHC’s Affordable Communities of Texas-Veterans Housing Initiative (ACT-VET). TSAHC’s ACT.YET program is part of a nationwide, multi-partner initiative whose purpose is to rehabilitate vacant homes to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to disabled veterans.
TSAHC maintains a list of ACT-VET properties that are available at a discounted rate of 25% off the listing price to disabled and/or low-to-moderate income veterans. In certain circumstances, veterans who are low-to moderate income and are fully disabled may be eligible to receive the home as a donation. TSAHC encourages local veterans services providers, Realtors'”, and housing partners to advertise these properties to veterans who may qualify.