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Pensacola Habitat for Humanity Receives $296,000 from NeighborWorks America

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is celebrating NeighborWorks Week by receiving $296,000 in funding from NeighborWorks America, with $40,000 supporting homeownership preservation through Pensacola Habitat’s Community Development Program.

NeighborWorks organizations are some of the most distinguished in the country, serving diverse populations in large and small, and rural and urban communities. Organizations are rigorously assessed against various organizational, financial and board governance standards and must maintain certain standards to remain within the network. Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is among some of the very best community development and affordable housing organizations which invest in results for the communities and individuals they serve.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating such a contribution from our valued partners at NeighborWorks,” said Pensacola Habitat President and CEO Sam Young. “We take great pride in being a part of such a strong network of organizations dedicated to combating the affordable housing crisis. We look forward to continuing to do everything in our power to create and preserve affordable homeownership in our community.”

Pensacola Habitat’s NeighborWorks membership demonstrates its commitment to serving its community as efficiently as possible. Ranking as the 17th-largest Habitat for Humanity affiliate out of more than 1,100 in the nation, Pensacola Habitat recognizes the value of this membership.

“Being a NeighborWorks charter member is an elite, top-level status that demonstrates our commitment to serving our community,” Young said. “The higher standards that come with that status prove that we use the resources we have at our disposal in the best way to serve Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.”

The money received will go directly into Pensacola Habitat’s programs, ranging from constructing new homes to working in and around existing homes to preserve existing homeownership. With the rising costs of building materials and the scarcity of land, every cent makes a difference in providing more individuals and families with the opportunity to realize their dreams of affordable homeownership.

To learn more about Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s mission and how to make a
difference in our community, visit pensacolahabitat.org/donate.

About Pensacola Habitat for Humanity

Founded in 1981, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian ministry whose purpose is to improve communities through sustainable partnerships. Having built and renovated 1,400 homes, Pensacola Habitat seeks new and innovative ways to positively impact the community through various meaningful projects, including their Home Buyer, HUD Certified Housing Counciling, and Community Development Programs. Pensacola Habitat for Humanity offers unique financing opportunities to qualified applicants to provide affordable home ownership in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. For more information, visit http://pensacolahabitat.org/.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

About Pensacola Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Our local Habitat for Humanity Restore supports Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building homes, communities and hope.  Revenue earned by selling donated furniture, appliances, building materials, and more is reinvested in our community to provide affordable homeownership options to families in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.  Together we are changing lives right here at home.  For more information, visit pensacolarestore.com.

About NeighborWorks America

For more than 40 years, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., a national, nonpartisan nonprofit known as NeighborWorks America, has strived to make every community a place of opportunity. Our network of excellence includes nearly 250 members in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. NeighborWorks America offers grant funding, peer exchange, technical assistance, evaluation tools, and access to training as the nation’s leading trainer of housing and community development professionals. NeighborWorks network organizations provide residents in their communities with affordable homes, owned and rented; financial counseling and coaching; community building through resident engagement; and collaboration in the areas of health, employment, and education.

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