Homestead, Florida. – Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families, awarded a mortgage-free home today to U.S. Army Specialist Tranisha Dixon through Operation Homefront’s Homes on the Homefront program. The home was donated by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
“For me and my daughter to have our own place, it is such blessing,” Tranisha said. “I don’t know who is more excited.”
“Operation Homefront and Chase gave me an opportunity and I wouldn’t have my home otherwise,” Tranisha added. “Thank you so much for helping veterans in need. You have given me hope.”
Growing up, Tranisha Dixon looked up to her veteran aunt as a role model. Born in Miami, Florida, Tranisha decided to follow in her aunt’s footsteps and pursue a military career. In 2006, Tranisha joined the Army Reserves for four years. Then she enlisted in the Army in 2010.
Tranisha rose to the rank of specialist serving as a human resources specialist. She assisted in all human resources activities and supported soldier welfare. After three years of active duty, she medically retired with an honorable discharge in 2013. During her transition out of the military, she moved in with her grandmother in Miramar, Florida. As Tranisha worked hard to contribute to the household, her family helped her take care of her nine-year-old daughter, Jahira. After years of having her own place with her daughter, Tranisha found it difficult to adjust to her new living situation. She found Operation Homefront’s Home on the Homefront’s program online and decided to apply for a home close to her family.
She and her daughter are excited to move in and make the place into the home they have been wishing for. She hopes to finish her master’s degree in business and eventually open her own business. Tranisha is excited to move forward and provide a better life for her daughter.
In 2012, Operation Homefront created the Homes on the Homefront program with the assistance of corporate partners to award mortgage-free homes to our nation’s veterans and military families. They have placed nearly 600 military families nationwide in their Homes on the Homefront program. Operation Homefront has provided since inception well over $60 million dollars in home equity to military families.
The homes are donated by bank partners including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other major financial services companies.
Anyone looking for more information, or to apply can go to www.homesonthehomefront.org.