Habitat Lincoln Announces Promotion of Jeremy Trujillo
Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln (lincolnhabitat.org) is excited to announce the hiring of new operations director, Jeremy Trujillo. Trujillo began in the newly-created position in April and manages Habitat Lincoln’s facilities; programs including construction, repairs and homeowner services; and ReStore. Jeremy previously served as the organization’s ReStore manager, and prior to that, worked as assistant ReStore manager at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity in Las Cruces, NM for five years.
Habitat Lincoln is funding the new position with a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD awards a multimillion dollar contract to Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) each year for its affiliates to use for building capacity. Those funds are then divided into sub-grants, which are awarded to individual HFHI affiliates for hiring specific positions that will enable them to increase their capacity to build additional homes each year. The grant period is April 2018 through March 2021 and the total award is $105,000 over the three years. By the end of the grant contract, Habitat Lincoln will fully sustain the position as part of its regular budget.
Habitat Lincoln has committed to increasing its housing production by nearly 100 percent over the next three years, enabling it to serve 25 low-income families—far more than its typical 12 families in the same period without the grant. The organization matches and leverages the grant award to bring in additional funds to cover the increased expenses. Habitat Lincoln will also serve an additional 18 families in the next three years through its newly-launched home repairs program. Homeowners meeting Habitat Lincoln’s requirements can qualify for an affordable loan for needed repairs. More information can be found at lincolnhabitat.org.