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Priced Out! Women, Children & Housing Town Hall

Priced Out! Women, Children & Housing Town Hall

Families in Nevada County are facing a housing crisis like never before. With the median cost of buying a home in Nevada County exceeding $550,000, most families have no chance of purchasing a home, and the high cost of rentals is forcing many families to relocate...

Nevada County Habitat Volunteer, Barbara Dean

Nevada County Habitat Volunteer, Barbara Dean

In 1996 David Emanuel, one of the co-founders of the Nevada County Habitat affiliate, asked his fellow congregants at Nevada City United Methodist Church, if any would like to be a part of this new venture. Barbara Dean raised her hand. Barbara joined the Homeowner...

First Park Place Home Dedicated

First Park Place Home Dedicated

Adhering to Nevada County Habitat’s social distancing guidelines, the first of four Habitat homes being built near Memorial Park was dedicated on Monday, January 11, 2021. A small group of mask-wearing supporters welcomed Danise as she cut the ribbon on Habitat’s 39th...

A Message From Our Board President – Rick Ballantyne

A Message From Our Board President – Rick Ballantyne

I enjoyed Executive Director Lorraine Larson’s recent report on Habitat’s accomplishments during 2020.  Yes, it was an extraordinary year. And yet in the face of a deadly pandemic, Nevada County Habitat for Humanity continued to accomplish its mission of providing...

Executive Director Year End Message

Executive Director Year End Message

What a year this has been! Coming into 2020 we had big plans. Our Board of Directors had undertaken a strategic planning process that addressed growing our capacity across the entire organization. We were poised to fire on all cylinders, having just completed the...

Homeowners share their first Christmas in new homes

Homeowners share their first Christmas in new homes

There’s nothing quite like the warmth of the holiday season that brings a home to life. This is especially true for Habitat families that received their keys during the month of December. “We received our keys on December 18,” says Tammy, who, along with her two...

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