HD gives $7,000 to San Diego veterans group
The Home Depot Foundation has awarded a $7,000 grant to San Diego’s Veterans Community Services (VCS) for a community renovation project at their main office.
Veterans, Team Depot and VCS volunteers will paint walls, replace doors and build shelving units on February 27, preparing the space to host meetings and supportive services programs, as well as serve as a donation center.
VCS provides various services to low-income veterans, including rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention, counseling, financial planning, employment search and referrals, and other aid.
Home Depot to hire 80,000 this spring
Even as winter’s grip tightens over much of the country, The Home Depot has begun filling open positions for its peak spring hiring season. This year, the retailer plans to add 80,000 new employees to its payroll.
"Spring is our peak hiring season, giving us the opportunity to find some of the best associates who are passionate about customer service," said Tim Crow, EVP Human Resources.
Home Depot is encouraging college students, retirees, veterans and reservists to apply.
Kevin Kelly named NAHB chairman of the board
Kevin Kelly, a Delaware builder and developer, has taken the helm as National Association of Home Builders’ chairman of the board.
Kelly is president of Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc., and became actively involved with the Home Builders Association of Delaware when he joined the company in 1979. His building experience includes land development, multifamily and single-family home building, with an emphasis on affordable housing.
“Our focus this year will be to ensure that the housing market continues to strengthen,” said Kelly. “We will fight to protect the mortgage interest deduction, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and other vital housing tax provisions. We will work with the Administration and members of Congress in a bipartisan manner to enact meaningful housing finance reform that includes a federal backstop to ensure sufficient mortgage liquidity for homeownership and rental housing opportunities. On the regulatory side, we will oppose unnecessary and burdensome regulations that harm home builders and consumers and seek major reforms in appraisal practices to ensure that appraisals accurately reflect true market values.”
Kelly was congratulated by Delaware Governor Jack Markell. “His commitment to affordable housing has made a difference for people in Delaware and his experience will serve him well as chairman of NAHB,” Markell said. “I congratulate him on this honor.”