I recently attended an all-day seminar at the San Antonio Board of Realtors called Welcome Heroes Home. I learned a lot about the challenges faced by our military heroes, especially those who have sustained life-altering injuries and how those injuries affect not only themselves but their families as well. These brave young men and women have unique challenges to face and now, unique needs when it comes to housing. It was an informative, enlightening, and inspiring day of learning from these heroes and the people who work with, love, and support them. Would that we all could face what they do with as much courage and can-do attitude!
Because of their injuries and the alterations required, these veterans have some special needs in housing. Some need ramps, wide halls, lower counters, and other universal design items for easier wheelchair access. Some who have sustained severe burns need extra air conditioning units. Some veterans may be able to modify their existing homes; others may need to build new. Some are relocating to new areas to be close to medical facilities. There are many new challenges for these heroes and their families, and there is help available for them.
If you are a veteran, or know one, please click on the link below. It’s a link to another blog site that gives some information about some of the mortgage options available to veterans, wounded or not. There are resources out there for you. One thing I learned in that seminar is that many veterans don’t know about all these resources. Again, if you’re a veteran or if you know someone who is, please know there are people who want to help. Contact me if you’re in or around San Antonio and I’ll point you in the right direction.
Thank you for your service!