Vet home

Christopher Todd Communities is accepting applications from post-9/11 veterans who are transitioning to civilian life and are in need of a home.

Two homes will be given away through the developer’s A New Lease on Life program; one near Litchfield Park and one in Surprise. The giveaway covers one year’s rent, in addition to two years of reduced rent.

A home in the Litchfield Park community, Christopher Todd Communities on Camelback, will be given away on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. The new community is located on Camelback and El Mirage roads.

A home in the Surprise community, Christopher Todd Communities at Marley Park, will come this summer.

Christopher Todd Communities gives one veteran a home with each luxury, rental, smart home community it opens.

“One of our greatest professional joys is to help make a difference in the life of someone who has stepped up to protect the freedom we enjoy as Americans,” said Todd Wood, CEO of Christopher Todd Communities.

The Litchfield Park and Surprise communities will mark the third and fourth veterans who have received homes through Christopher Todd Communities’ A New Lease on Life program.

In December, 26-year-old U.S. Air Force security forces veteran Miles Morell was given a home at Christopher Todd Communities at Country Place in Tolleson.

To qualify for the giveaway, applicants must have served after September 11, 2011, and be in the process of transitioning to civilian life. Only military/veterans with ranks E-6 or below may apply. Additionally, the veteran must have been honorably discharged, or be within 90 days of exit and have been given a “positive statement of service.” Unmarried spouses of veterans who were either killed or are missing in action are also eligible.

Applicants must write an essay discussing how their potential new home will benefit them, or how they will pay it forward to have a larger impact on the community, city and Maricopa County.

Applications are due April 15.

Christopher Todd Communities has partnered with Vets’ Community Connections (VCC) to enhance its direct engagement with the overall veteran and military community in Maricopa County. Additionally, VCC will support the selection process and bring in additional community and veteran-based organizations from the neighboring areas of selected communities to make the final veteran selection process decision.

Christopher Todd Communities develops innovative, smart, luxury, rental home communities with resort-style pools, spas, event lawns, and fitness centers with yoga studios. The one- and two-bedroom, single-story, single-family homes are an alternative to apartment living, and come fully integrated with smart home technology, pet doors and private backyards.

For more information or to apply, visit