Hometown Habitat News

Habitat for Humanity Receives Grant for More Housing

Mount Dora, FL (August 9, 2023) –The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded $15,000 in grants to Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, FL to critically repair one home in Mount Dora, Florida. Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter is one of more than 230 Habitat for Humanity affiliates awarded grant funding nationwide through the 2023 Wells Fargo Builds program to help more low-to-moderate income families access affordable homes.

The grant to Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter along with the support of Wells Fargo volunteers will help repair a home for a multi-generational family, The Peak’s. Critical home repairs increase the safety and accessibility for low-income homeowners who are unable to maintain the health and safety of their home by themselves due to age, disability, or family circumstances.

“As a company, we believe a quality, affordable place to call home is something everyone should have,” said Kate Wilson, Senior Vice President, Community Relations at Wells Fargo. “We’re proud to join Habitat for Humanity once again here in Lake-Sumter to help families and older adults live more affordably and remain in their homes and communities they love.”

Repairs to the Peak family home include electrical re-wiring, roof, and windows replacement, and required building code repairs and upgrades that will allow the home to be safe and livable for an additional 15 years or more. Wells Fargo volunteers will join Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter to help the Peak family in Fall 2023.

This funding is part of a $7.5 million donation to Habitat for Humanity International through the 2023 Wells Fargo Builds program to build and repair more than 350 affordable homes nationwide.

Click here to read the full article from Kyle Coppola at Lake and Style Magazine