Habitat For Heroes

A Place That Everyone Can Call Home


Juliet Taylor has signed the final documents to become Habitat For Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County's (HFHCFC’s) very first Veterans Build homeowner here in Bridgeport.

 

After serving her country for more than 11 years, Juliet is ready to settle down and make  a home for her two sons, her daughter, and her grandson. This will be the first  time that her whole family will be living in one home together. Juliet and her family are currently living in a crowded two bedroom apartment here in Bridgeport, spending entirely too much of her income on rent alone.


Staff Sergeant Taylor is a decorated soldier who served an 18-month tour in Iraq and two humanitarian tours in Afghanistan with the Army. She has also served several humanitarian tours throughout the States.


Juliet is employed at the West Haven VA Errera Center as a Vocational Specialist, assisting veterans with securing and maintaining employment and as a veteran advocate. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes, a transitional home for female veterans located in Bridgeport.


Juliet learned about the Habitat for Humanity of CFC’s new Veterans Build program through the West Haven VA. She was approved in February 2013 and she is now working on her 500 hours of sweat equity, building her home and the homes of other Habitat homeowners.


She will purchase her home with a 30 year, 0% mortgage from Habitat, and her monthly payments of around $850 per month for principal, insurance and taxes will be a significant savings for her family. Juliet will be Habitat for Heroes’ very first Veterans Build homeowner. “Wherever they go, whatever they do, my children will always have a place to call home.”


HFHCFC is about half way to our goal of $150,000 to fully fund this home.  While there is still a long way to go, having a family helps things come together.  HFHCFC will begin building the walls of this home in their Panel Shop.  


The Founding Sponsor, Trumbull Rotary, will very appropriately be the first group to swing a hammer for this home.



Staff Sergeant Juliet Taylor and her family

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