Nevada County Habitat for Humanity has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Nevada County’s Community Resiliency Grants Program.
With funding allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors voted to award 32 community-based organizations that serve the people of Nevada County with grants totaling nearly $2 million. Nevada County Habitat was one of five organizations to receive the maximum award of $100,000.
The funding is tied to site development/infrastructure of the Heritage Oaks II development (land seen above next to our 16-home Heritage Oaks neighborhood). The award accounts for 16% of the cost to complete infrastructure for the 12-home build. Nevada County Habitat estimates that site development work will begin in early 2022.
“We are thrilled to be awarded this grant from Nevada County,” says Lorraine Larson, Nevada County Habitat Executive Director. “This grant will absolutely have a positive effect on the affordability of the twelve homes planned for Heritage Oaks Two. With the rising costs of building materials, grants like this help us keep building. We are very grateful the County has made this investment in making homes affordable for lower income individuals and families in Nevada County.”
Nevada County Habitat is in the process of finalizing the details with the site development contractor, and has already begun the process of selecting homebuyers for the initial homes to be built.
A groundbreaking ceremony is being scheduled for the near future to officially kick-off the project.