Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity receives $30,000 grant

News StaffSeptember 13, 2022Business
Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity receives $30,000 grant

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity (BHAHFH) 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 families build and improve their homes across the U.S.

BHAHFH received a $30,000 grant to help build two homes in Rapid City. Future Habitat homeowner, Penny, will occupy her home on East Van Buren Street this fall. The second home is located on Midway Street for future homeowner, Jessica, with an anticipated move-in date of Spring 2023.

“Both Penny and Jessica work hard to provide for their children, and their dream of homeownership is about to become a reality,” said Amanda Mowry, Homeowner Services Administrator for BHAHFH. “The lots on East Van Buren and Midway stood empty for years and have now found a rejuvenated purpose. We are thrilled to have these two families move in and watch them thrive.”

At least one in 11 South Dakota households spends over half of their income on housing, and the number of Black Hills area families who are struggling to afford rent is on the rise.

This funding is part of a $7.75 million dollar donation to Habitat for Humanity International through the Wells Fargo Builds program to support the construction, renovation and repairing of more than 350 affordable homes across the U.S.