Paving the Road to the Future
Nevada County Habitat for Humanity is embarking upon an important phase to expand our building capacity to meet a greater demand for affordable housing. Below, you can learn more about what’s next for Nevada County Habitat and how your investment can make a major impact on the future of this community.
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Celebrating over 25 years in Nevada County
Since our inception as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity over 25 years ago, we’ve brought people together to build homes, neighborhoods, and hope – driven by a shared vision of a community where everyone has a decent place to live.
It Takes a Village.
A Habitat Village.
There is a crisis
The median home price in Nevada County is over $451,300, while the median income in Grass Valley is $33,325. Rents aren’t any better. A small 3-bedroom house will run over $2,000/mo, while 2-bedroom apartments run $1,300-1,700/mo. With local high school enrollments down 19% over the past five years, it is just one indicator that working-class families are moving out of Nevada County—and that’s bad for everyone.
There’s a solution
Habitat for Humanity is the only local builder of truly affordable homes in Nevada County. Working-class families are provided an opportunity own a home with a mortgage payment ranging $650-$850 per month, depending on the size of the home and they invest 500 hours of sweat equity and pay a 1% down payment.
100% of high school age “Habitat Kids” graduate, with many going on to college and trade schools.
Building a community
In 2022 we embark on building a new 12-home neighborhood, Heritage Oaks II, on Joyce Drive in Grass Valley (across the street from Heritage Oaks I). Nevada County Habitat will begin developing the land for Heritage Oaks II during the Fall 2022 and we need your help to give this new neighborhood life. Help add 12 new homes—and more importantly, 12 new families—to this neighborhood!
Before the foundations are laid, Nevada County Habitat needs, among other things, grading and site preparation, and installing water, sewer and power lines.
The total cost of infrastructure is $750,000. We’ve already raised $500,000.
We now need your help in raising $250,000, which will get us to building the first of this 12-home neighborhood!
We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It
“With this home I can create a loving and stable home for my three girls. My children have grown up not knowing from one month to the next where they were going to live – they still ask me if we’re really getting a home. I look forward to the day we move in, and how for the first time they will know what security is, they will grow up knowing they have value and worth. That is all a mother can wish for and I am so grateful to Habitat and all who support Habitat for helping me to give them that.” ─ Catherine, Habitat homeowner
By Jim Phelps (seen above with volunteer, Mary Sperlazza, and board member, Dina Rubino) Ever since I told Lorraine, our Executive Director, that my wife and I would be moving to Boise, ID in early April, where I’ll take on the Development Director role with Boise...
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Real people. Real stories.
As our outgoing president, Rick Ballantyne (seen in photo above with wife, Trish, and Jim Phelps) has embodied the spirit of Habitat. Serving on a board of directors takes a special commitment. It’s especially true to serve on the Habitat for Humanity board. Habitat...
It’s been an exciting time at ReStore as we welcome the Spring season! During February we were joined by a group of students from Bitney Prep High school. They painted and sorted and brought their positive attitudes with them. We really enjoy working with the youth...
How much of a difference does having a safe, decent and affordable home have on the economic condition and quality of life of essential workers in our community have? Plenty! Take it from four owners of Habitat for Humanity built homes. Home Economics Many economists...
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Your financial support helps build homes and hope for working families in Nevada County. Every penny goes directly toward a new family’s home, and you can see where 100% of your donation goes every time you drive by a Habitat home.
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