ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) announced today a partnership with Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families. Together, Pulte and Operation Homefront will provide mortgage-free homes to the families of deserving veterans and families transitioning from military to civilian life.
Through the company’s Built to Honor™ program, which was launched in 2013, PulteGroup has already delivered 50 new, mortgage-free homes to veterans across the country. Now, in partnership with Operation Homefront’s “Homes on the Homefront” initiative, PulteGroup is working to expand the program even further.
“Our new partnership with Operation Homefront is a direct result of our shared mission to support our veterans who have valiantly served our country,” said Ryan Marshall, president and CEO of PulteGroup. “It is only through our relationship with Operation Homefront and other veterans’ organizations, along with the generous support of our suppliers and trade partners, that we can make these homes a reality for deserving families. We hope that in some small way we’re making a difference for these families as they transition back to civilian life.”
PulteGroup and Operation Homefront have already kicked-off their partnership in the “Homes on the Homefront” initiative by recently gifting a Built to Honor home to a deserving family in St. Cloud, Florida.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to work with PulteGroup to make the dream of home ownership a reality for military families,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President and CEO of Operation Homefront. “PulteGroup clearly understands how a strong, stable and secure home provides military families with the solid foundation they need to do more than simply struggle to get by, but actually thrive in the civilian communities they have worked so hard to protect.”
PulteGroup will also join forces with Operation Homefront on its new pilot program, “Transitional Homes for Community Reintegration.” As participating veterans begin the process of re-integrating into civilian life, they are able to live in a safe, secure, single-family home for a period of two to three years, while reducing debt, increasing savings and preparing for independent and successful home ownership. As a part of this new initiative, PulteGroup homes in Ruskin, Florida; Stephens City, Virginia; and San Antonio, Texas will house participating families. These homes will remain in Operation Homefront’s inventory for 15-20 years to serve an estimated 50-80 military families.
About Built to Honor™
PulteGroup’s Built to Honor™ program was launched in 2013 to recognize and thank returning military personnel who have been injured during their term of service by providing mortgage-free homes to veterans and their families. Built to Honor works in partnership with nonprofit organizations to identify veteran candidates. Follow Built to Honor @BuiltToHonor or Facebook.com/BuiltToHonor.
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of America’s largest homebuilding companies with operations in approximately 50 markets throughout the country. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, the company is one of the industry’s most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. PulteGroup conducts extensive research to provide homebuyers with innovative solutions and consumer inspired homes and communities to make lives better.
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About Operation Homefront
Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit OperationHomefront.org.