Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Seeks Military Families

This isn’t your usual charity spotlight, but it could be a great gift for a deserving military family. ABC television is seeking military families to feature in upcoming episodes of their popular reality show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The deadline for application is September 29th, so don’t delay if you think that you might like to apply.

First, the easy qualifications.  Families must own their own single-family home, and must be able to demonstrate how a makeover will make a significant difference in their lives.   In addition, the show’s producers are specifically seeking families whose houses need major alterations or repairs – “homes that present serious problems for the family and affect the family’s quality of life.”

Interested military families or people who wish to nominate a military family can email a the family’s story directly to Jackie Topacio, casting producer, at jax@emhe.tv.   Ms. Topacio spoke with Elaine Sanchez of the Department of Defense Family Matters Blog and stated that she wants to make sure she personally reads every story submitted. 

The email should include the names and ages of household members, a description of the family’s challenges, an explanation of why the family is deserving of a makeover or is a positive role model in the community, photos of the family and their home, and contact numbers.

Please be sure to share this with any extraordinarily military families that you know, or maybe even nominate them yourselves.


About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • Hopefully it’s a home make over the home owners can afford to keep up….

  • charley

    Does the family have to be active duty?

  • Aracely Maldonado

    Every miitary family deserves something special, even if they been less than 10 yrs. We are from Laredo Tx. and my husband has been 6 yrs.in the army national guard, we have been married for 9 yrs. we are a young couple and have three children. We have been struggling ever since we goot married , and now we have been trying to make our own house for almost 1yr. and still can not put a roof on it because of financial issues. We live with my parents and super crowded we are 10 people in that home. We will be more than thankfull if someone could help us.