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Lee Crossley Veteran's Community

Welcoming Home Veterans

In 2018 we broke ground on the Lee Crossley Veterans' Community, a neighborhood composed of 26 homes and a community center. Through community support and partnerships, this community was completed in 2019 and has welcomed home many Veterans since.​

Though the Veterans' Community is complete, we have not stopped there. We continue to serve and partner with veterans in the Central Texas area through home repairs and homeownership. Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity believes that every veteran deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Together we can give our local Veterans a welcome home. 

Shared wall single units
630 sqft

*accessible units available

  • washer/dryer connections

  • central air 

  • appliances included

  • granite countertops

  • fenced yard

  • access to the community center

This community is located on Honor Ln. in Temple, TX.

Qualification Requirements

Active duty or Veteran with an honorable discharge

HUD AMI Requirement 30-80%

620 minimum credit score

Debt to income ratio less than 45%

Contact us to learn more! 
Our team is prepared to assist you in securing safe and affordable housing solutions.
If you don't meet the criteria above, we will sit down and prepare an action plan to help get you to the point of qualification. 

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Who was Lee Crossley? 

Lee was born and raised in Benton, Arkansas on November 23, 1946. He was drafted in the U.S. Army February 25, 1969 and served until February 21, 1971. He re-enlisted on August 27, 1974 and served until August 26, 1977. He also served an additional five years in the U.S. Army Reserves and the Texas National Guard in Co G 949™ Maintenance Bn. While enlisted in the Army he served in Co B 1' Bn 327** Infantry during his tour in Vietnam. When he re-enlisted he became a chaplain's assistant and was assigned to Co B 2/22 HHC 2d ARMD Division Forscom. He was honorably discharged August 26, 1977 as an E-5 (Sp 5) at Fort Hood, Texas.


 He met and married Sonjanette Bailey on December 18, 1976 in Temple, Texas and was the proud father of three children: Adrien (Latasha), Lionell and Alisa Crossley and one grandson, Maki. They were married 38 years until his demise on July 7, 2014.


Lee was the pastor of the First Church of God in Christ, Temple, Texas where he served for 24 years. He was also an anointed musician for most of his adult life and served in many ministries, beginning in his home town. He retired from the Central Texas Veteran's Healthcare System on July 31, 2006 with 31 years of civil service as a Medical Administrative Assistant.

Dr. Crossley earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology, and then completed two years of training in Clinical Pastoral Education at Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Texas. He was a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (a national organization). Additionally, he was an Instructor at the Institute for Teaching God's Word Theological Seminary, Rockdale, Texas.


Badges, Medals, and Awards: 

  • Light weapons infantry specialty

  • Combat infantry badge

  • National Defense Service Medal

  • Good Conduct Medal

  • Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars

  • Republic of Vietnam Champaign Medal w/60 device

  • Army Commendation Medal as Chaplain's Assistant

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