Disabled Veteran Receives Donated Home
March 21, 2014
On Thursday, March 20, 2014, Terry Johnson, a disabled U.S. Military Veteran, and his wife Donna moved into their new mortgage-free home in Bellville, Texas. The Johnsons are the latest family to benefit from TSAHC's Affordable Communities of Texas Program veteran initiative (ACT-Vet). TSAHC's ACT-Vet program is part of a nationwide initiative of Bank of America to provide vacant properties to disabled veterans, first responders and their families. The Johnsons were welcomed to their new home with a celebration hosted by employees of Bank of America, NCST, Brooke Community Development and TSAHC and public officials from Bellville.
“This home is the best gift we have ever received,” said Terry Johnson, 64. “Owning a home has always been a dream for my family but we never thought it could be a reality. This home will make it possible to invite my wife’s daughter, who has a disability, to come live with us. We can’t wait to get to know our neighbors and the entire Bellville community, and we are so thankful to everyone who has helped make this dream a reality.”
Pictured left to right: Bellville Alderwoman Donna Jacob, TSAHC Board Chair Bob Jones, State Representative Lois Kolkhorst, homeowner and veteran Terry Johnson, homeowner Donna Johnson, homeowners' daughter Demi Mcvicar, Bellville Mayor Joe Ed Lynn, Bellville Alderman Doug Lottridge, homeowners' son Dillon Mcvicar and Bellville Alderman Don Allphin.