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2014-09-04

Grant to help Veterans & families

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The Alamo Area Development Corporation (AADC) recently received a Housing 4 Texas Heroes (H4TXH) Program grant and is gearing up to help some of the 255,000 veterans and their families in the 13-county Alamo region, providing veterans with essential home modifications related to their medical needs and ability to age in place.
On Wednesday, August 27, an official recognition ceremony was held at AACOG to receive a check for $500,000 from the Texas Veterans Commission. Texas State Representative Jose Menendez; officials from the Texas Veterans Commission, including Fund for Veterans' Assistance Director Kathy Wood and H4TXH Program Coordinator Brent Flournoy; City of Natalia Mayor Ruby Vera; City of Karnes City Manager Don Tymrak; AADC Board Chairman Tom Weaver; and AACOG Interim Executive Director Tim Treviño attended the event. Veteran Noe Garcia, along with his wife and daughter, offered a testimonial about the modifications made to his home by the H4TXH program in a prior grant year.
This funding cycle continues through June 2016 and will provide essential home modifications to address medically-specific conditions, for veterans, their families and widows, who have not remarried, in the 13-county Alamo region. The program serves low-income Texas veterans and their families by providing home modifications not normally available from other funding sources.
In 2012 and 2013, AADC also received grants for the same program, and successfully assisted over 48 veterans and their families, exceeding goals each year by over 122 percent. The current program aims to support over 30 families with essential home modifications throughout the Alamo region.