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Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation provides $371,000 in grants to benefit Habitat for Humanity programs in Lee County

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has received a total of $371,000 in grants from Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation.

A grant of $325,000 will directly support Habitat’s Affordable Homeownership Program, which builds new and rehabilitates existing homes and sells them to low-income families through an affordable mortgage. Funds will also supplement the nonprofit’s Housing Counseling program, an initiative that offers one-on-one support and resources for current and future homeowners seeking to finance, maintain or own a home.

Due to Hurricane Ian’s structural damage to Habitat’s main offices, the Foundation also provided a $25,000 grant to help relocate its operations. An additional $21,000 was granted to its Hurricane Recovery Home Repair Program in order to assist those still affected in the community. Through the program, low-income households in Lee County are able to receive much-needed urgent repairs, such as roof repair or replacement, siding, drywall, painting, and windows and doors. The funds will be used to help Habitat achieve its goal of partnering with 100 low-income families to rebuild their homes this year.

Since 2004, Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation has donated a total of $3.5 million to Habitat for Humanity to support affordable housing projects in Lee County. Shadow Wood residents have also volunteered more than 8,000 hours to assist with the construction of the homes they have sponsored.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties and its programs, visit Habitat4Humanity.org/.

About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is a faith-based private nonprofit serving families with a housing need willing to partner. As a developer, builder, mortgage lender, housing counseling agency, retail operator and hurricane recovery organization, Habitat partners with families to build, improve or retain places to call home. Since 1982, Habitat has partnered with more than 1,800 families to help them achieve their dream of affordable homeownership. In addition to putting in 300 hours of sweat equity into building their own homes, Habitat Homebuyers contribute to their closing costs, attend more than 20 hours of financial education classes, and pay an affordable mortgage set at no more than 30% of their monthly income. Through volunteering and providing financial or material donations, everyone can help Lee and Hendry County families achieve strength, stability, and independence. For more information, visit www.Habitat4Humanity.org.

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