Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity receives $30,000 from Wells Fargo Foundation to renovate/build two homes in Woodbury and Clayton
Pitman, NJ. (August 1, 2022) –Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH) 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 homebuyers build and improve their homes across the U.S.
GCHFH received a $30,000 grant to help rehab a home that was recycled through our homeownership program in the City of Woodbury for Christian McCormick and Imani Harris. Funds will also support a new affordable home in the Borough of Clayton. At least 1 in 6 New Jersey households spend over half of their income on housing and the number of Gloucester County households that are struggling to afford rent is on the rise.
In New Jersey, 48% of renters and 28% of homeowners are cost-burdened, paying more than 30% of their income on housing. That is why GCHFH is doing our part to provide permanent affordable housing solutions. Through homeownership, families embark on an immediate path to financial stability & self-reliance that transcends generations. Beyond the family unit, homeownership helps Gloucester County preserve the available workforce, often preventing families from leaving the county to seek a better life.
“We know that especially in under-resourced neighborhoods homeownership instills long-term residents with a vested interest in maintaining, advocating for, and investing in their neighborhood,” said Ashley Griffiths, GCHFH Executive Director. “Studies show homeownership is foundational to child development and growth as well. Here at GCHFH, our goal is to provide our homebuyers with a hand up to purchase their own safe, decent, and affordable home.”
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 repair of more than 350 affordable homes across the U.S.
About Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity: Since 1986, GCHFH has continued its mission to provide quality housing to those in need. Habitat serves Gloucester County’s residents by providing low to moderate income families with the opportunity to purchase safe, decent, and affordable homes.
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