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Nevada County Habitat for Humanity (NCHFH) is one of more than 230 Habitat for Humanity affiliates awarded a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation as part of its nationwide initiative to help low to moderate income families build and improve their homes across the U.S.
NCHFH received a $20,000 grant to help build homes in Grass Valley. A 4 home Habitat project near Memorial Park has 2 homes that are completed and owner-occupied. These funds will help complete the 2 remaining homes in the neighborhood.
In California over 80% of low-income households spend over half of their monthly budget on housing and the number of Nevada County families who are struggling to afford rent is on the rise. With a median home price in Nevada County over $600,000, homeownership is out of reach for residents making less than $80,000 per year. Nevada County Habitat for Humanity is currently the only provider of low-income homeownership opportunities in our community.
“We can’t thank Wells Fargo enough for their support of our work these past 6 years. The local Wells Fargo employees are passionate about supporting our work to build these homes. When they come to the site they work side by side with the volunteer and Habitat homeowner, and they get a lot done! They act on the belief that everyone in our community deserves a decent place to live,” says Lorraine Larson, Executive Director
This funding is part of a $7.75 million donation to Habitat for Humanity International through the Wells Fargo Builds program to support the construction, renovation and repairing of more than 350 affordable homes across the U.S.
About: Nevada County Habitat for Humanity (NCHFH) was organized in mid-1995 by various community, government and church members to address the growing and recognized need for affordable housing in Nevada County. To date NCHFH has completed 42 homes across Nevada County. For more information, visit www.nchabitat.org