Henderson County Habitat for Humanity Receives Grant Funding

12/18/2015

Hendersonville, NC (December 18, 2015) - "Henderson County Habitat for Humanity has been awarded a grant of $7,566.93 by the Community Foundation of Henderson County," Ron Laughter said today. The Community Foundation of Henderson County, founded in 1982, supports charitable programs in the greater Henderson County area.

According to Ron Laughter, the grant will be used to purchase tools and equipment for the organization's new Home Repair Program that will launch in 2016. The program is designed to meet the needs of existing homeowners who face significant repair issues without the finances or ability to combat them. "Our organization has built 179 homes during the past 26 years but the new Home Repair Program will allow us to reach more people in need in our community."

Habitat's Home Repair Program will include exterior home repair, exterior painting, ground improvements, and weatherization repairs. Assisting low-income homeowners who are affected by age, disability or family circumstances, the Home Repair Program preserves the integrity of many homes in the community, addressing the health and safety of individual residences and helping to preserve affordable housing stock in the area.

Homeowners are provided with 0% interest financing on short-term loans as part of the benefits of the program. The loans are offered at a very reduced cost due to volunteer labor and financial support to purchase materials, such as the grant from the Community Foundation of Henderson County.

Homeowners may apply for services beginning in spring of 2016 by contacting the Henderson County Habitat for Humanity office directly. Volunteer efforts are the driving force of the program, uniting the community under the mission of helping all in residence thrive. To apply for the program or get involved by donating time, talent, materials or funding, call 828-694-0340.