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Helping Military Families Own a Home

Helping Military Families Own a Home

Source: LIFELines Staff with Military Housing Assistance Fund

A nonprofit organization, Military Housing Assistance Fund (MHAF), is offering a solution for our service men and women who want to buy a home but cannot afford the down payment and/or closing costs.

A concerned group of Denver and Memphis business people started MHAF this year when they realized how few military people own their own homes. The Department of Housing and Urban Development reports homeownership at an all time high, with 68.3% of all Americans owning their own homes. Unfortunately, our men and women in uniform are being left behind. In a Rand Corporation study only 27.3% of military families own their own homes. When military families were asked why they do not own their own homes, nearly half said, "because they cannot afford to purchase a home."

Military Housing Assistance fund creates the opportunity for members of the United States Military to realize the American Dream of home ownership. It also offers private citizens the opportunity to contribute needed support to those in military uniform who protect our country’s freedoms every day.

MHAF is one of the very few, if not the only, major charity in the United States that gives 100% of the funds it receives to the intended beneficiaries. Every dollar the MHAF receives is given either as gifts to service men and women to assist them in purchasing their own homes, or to those serving in combat zones who are unable to make their monthly mortgage payments.

For more information, visit If you’d like to donate to the MHAF, see For more ways to support the troops, go to

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