Project 4114 is an honorary project in memory of Zachary Birkholz & Caden Fritz. Two beautiful lives lost to suicide. The project will will create an opportunity for community engagement with youth involved in our HERO program. This has proven to build important protective factors to aid in the development of the participants’ mental health while mitigating suicide risk factors. The Winnebago County Trustee Program will be donating one of its Trustee Program properties for the benefit of Marshmallow’s HOPE, whose program participants will be involved in rehabbing the home and ultimately, turning over the keys to a local veteran in need.
THANK YOU WINNEBAGO COUNTY GOVERNMENT
VETERAN HOME GIVEAWAY FAQ’S
In order for you to have a clear understanding of our program, criteria and process, please review the “Project 4114” page on our website and all documents prior to completing the application itself. The 1) Application, 2) Consent for Background Check, and 3) Liability Waiver must be printed off separately, are to be legibly completed and signed. All areas are considered required information, unless non-applicable, and are subject to verification.
Applications may be downloaded below.
Alternatively, paper copies of the application may be picked up at: Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 North Main Street, Rockford IL 61101.
Drop off or mail all required documents in an envelope with sufficient postage, postmarked by 4:00 p.m. on May 15st, 2023, only to:
1280 S. Alpine Rd
Rockford, Il 61108
Must be United States Military Veteran (need DD-214)
Must be current resident of Winnebago County, IL
Must not be current homeowner
Must show financial need
Must show financial capability to maintain the home, pay property taxes, and utilities
IF ACCEPTED, MUST
Not sell the home for 12 years.
Reside in home and may not lease or rent for 12 years.
Deed home back to Marshmallow’s Hope to be gifted to another Veteran via application if unable to fulfill requirements.
Please note, only one home is available. Each application with be thoughtfully considered; the Review Board may require additional information, including an interview.