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Review for Military Warriors Support Foundation, San Antonio, TX, USA
We have known several veteran families that have applied but, because they already owned a home before the Combat Injury they are immediately denied. I think this should be changed. Obviously, military families don't plan on the service member being injured or die in combat when they go to war. Therefore, I don't feel they should be penalized for that. In most situations, the veteran's spouse must quit their job to help care for their wounded spouse and are in much more need because they no longer have that second income they once depended on. Hopefully, you can consider this the next time you deny a family.
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We understand your concern here, and we wanted to reply to let you, and any others, know of our reasoning behind this requirement. The homes we award are mortgage-free, but they are not cost free. The home recipient is still responsible for property taxes, utilities, and other elements that vary per location. When vetting an applicant, we want to completely ensure that their income can cover these costs and still be able to afford daily expenses such as gas, food, clothing, etc. If an applicant has a mortgage on another property, they in turn have another payment on top of what is set for the home we are attempting to provide mortgage-free. We strive to make sure that each applicant is placed in a location that is most beneficial to them, and having to pay for two homes, even if it is temporarily, can be too costly for a wounded hero or gold star spouse to support.