Habitat for Humanity Receives $15K from Wells Fargo to Build an Affordable Home
Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln (lincolnhabitat.org) is the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to build an affordable home in Lincoln. The grant will support construction of a home for future homeowners Derson and Fatima and their three children. The funding is part of an $8.1 million donation to Habitat for Humanity International for capacity building and direct mission support to build, renovate, and repair more than 350 affordable homes across the United States. The grant is provided through Wells Fargo BuildsSM and is part of the Wells Fargo Foundation’s $1 billion philanthropic commitment to create more housing affordability solutions by 2025.
“We’ve had a rich history of working with Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln to strengthen our neighborhoods through philanthropy and volunteerism,” said Region Bank President Kirk Kellner. “Safe and stable housing enables people to build upon the rest of their lives and, together, we can shift the narrative to help others understand that housing affordability is both and economic and humanitarian crisis that’s taking a toll on millions of people.”
Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization that brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Alongside future homeowners, volunteers, and supporters, Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln helps Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. To date, Habitat Lincoln has built or repaired more than 170 homes; serving more than 725 local individuals. For more information, visit lincolnhabitat.org.