Houston Habitat for Humanity receives Wells Fargo neighborhood revitalization grant Groundbreaking for New Community Garden

Style Magazine Newswire | 4/13/2018, 6:52 a.m.
Houston Habitat for Humanity has been awarded a Wells Fargo neighborhood revitalization grant of $22,500.

Houston Habitat for Humanity has been awarded a Wells Fargo neighborhood revitalization grant of $22,500.

“We have a long history of working with Habitat for Humanity to strengthen local neighborhoods and build better communities,” said Tom DeBesse, Wells Fargo, Region Bank President, Houston North. “In addition to providing grants and financial education, our team members volunteer to revitalize neighborhoods and create affordable and sustainable housing alongside families in need of a place to call home.”

Houston Habitat for Humanity will use the grant to partner with the Settegast neighborhood New Progressive Civic Club to develop a Community Garden.

Nationwide, Wells Fargo is providing $300,000 in grants to support 11 Habitat for Humanity communities to implement revitalization projects, including neighborhood beautification and repairs to community common areas. The funding will also support two additional communities with their plans to develop formal strategies for future revitalization projects.

“Houston Habitat is excited to receive this grant from Wells Fargo, and delighted to partner with the Settegast Neighborhood New Progressive Club in establishing a much needed component in this historic community. It is partnerships like these that enables Houston Habitat to expand the mission and help build better communities,” said Allison Hay, Executive Director.

Neighborhood revitalization is Habitat’s approach for responding to community aspirations of reviving local neighborhoods and enhancing quality of life for current and future residents. Through strong partnerships with donors, volunteers and dedicated families, Habitat has been able to revive and rehabilitate more than 300 neighborhoods across the country.

The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has donated more than $44 million since 2010 to local Habitat organizations, of which $14 million has supported national programs to bring people together to build strength, stability and independence through shelter.