Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln Builds Capacity to Serve More Families

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Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln Builds Capacity to Serve More Families

Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln (lincolnhabitat.org/build) has been building decent, affordable homes for 30 years in Lancaster County. Serving low-income individuals and families who would not otherwise be able to obtain a traditional bank loan, Habitat Lincoln provides the path to homeownership through a low-interest home loan. With more than 85 applicants applying for the homebuyer program last year, a 21% increase over the prior year, the need for affordable housing in the community far exceeds its current resources.

Through a comprehensive analysis of its organization, Habitat Lincoln has a new three-year strategic plan that maps out a more effective construction model, as well as taking on a home repair program that will serve existing low-income homeowners in the community. The strategic plan will take the organization step-by-step in serving more families in the community.

The transformation involves the need to build on multiple job sites per day, which will require Habitat Lincoln to update and invest in additional equipment. Habitat Lincoln needs help from the local business community in locating and purchasing the required equipment to serve more families in need of shelter.

A few items on the wish list include: a heavy duty pick-up truck with towing capabilities, bobcat/skid-steer loader, flatbed equipment trailer, scaffolding, HUGS, ice machine, snow blower, etc. A full list can be found online at lincolnhabitat.org/build or contact Jeremy at jtrujillo@lincolnhabitat.org.

 

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