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Homeowner Support: After the Selection, the Work Begins

Homeowner Support: After the Selection, the Work Begins

We’ve shared the videos and photos of showing up at a workplace, a group of people bearing balloons and flowers, jubilantly informing a hopeful that she has been selected as a new Habitat homeowner. There is laughter, often tears. And it’s all happy. But, what comes...

NC Habitat Breaks Ground on Park Place Development

NC Habitat Breaks Ground on Park Place Development

On Sunday, February 9, 2020, Nevada County Habitat for Humanity broke ground on Park Place, its' new 4-home development located on Stennett and Kendall Streets in Grass Valley. The location is one block from Memorial Park. Three of the four new homeowners have been...

Heritage Oaks Neighborhood Completed

Heritage Oaks Neighborhood Completed

As Whitney  sat at a table in one of Placer Title’s conference rooms in Grass Valley, signing her name to a sales agreement for her new home, it marked the end of a long journey.  For Whitney it was the crescendo of a process that led her to take the keys of her new...

Bringing the Neighborhood Together Through Reading

Bringing the Neighborhood Together Through Reading

One day while he was at school, Corbin, 12, saw a small house sitting atop a post next to a bench. It was filled with books. Wanting to do something nice for his Heritage Oaks neighborhood, Corbin decided this would be a worthy project. “I knew that a lot of people in...

The Start of Something Great In Nevada County

The Start of Something Great In Nevada County

In 1995 Dave Emanuel was on the verge of retirement and was looking for something meaningful to do. A couple of friends suggested he be a part of the Jimmy (and Rosalynn) Carter Work Project taking place in Southern California that year. The idea sounded intriguing,...

Nevada County Habitat Provides a Light at End of Dark Tunnel

Nevada County Habitat Provides a Light at End of Dark Tunnel

Following is the speech Whitney A. gave during her home dedication. Whitney’s home is the 16th and final home built for phase one of Nevada County Habitat’s Heritage Oaks neighborhood development. Her speech captures the heart of how our homeowners and all of us at...

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