Part of the almost $2 million led to the construction of six new homes in 2013, for families earning only 30 – 60 percent of the area median income and unable to afford a home on their own without assistance.
In addition, the donations helped set another record by completing 73 home repairs through the not-for-profit’s Green Healthy Homes Initiative – helping a total of 157 people including 59 children, 15 senior citizens, as well as veterans and the disabled.
The Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative addresses critical repair issues in low-income housing, specifically repairs to reduce health problems in communities along the Wasatch Front
“We are extremely pleased with the successful 2013 year, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the many volunteers contributing to our cause,” said Ed Blake, Executive Director for Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity. “We will ensure this momentum continues in 2014.”
About Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity
Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity seeks to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action by building affordable homes for working families in need that will revitalize the community and eliminate poverty housing conditions by making critical repairs to existing homes that threaten health and safety. The organization has built more than 90 homes in Salt Lake County. You can make a donation to Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity by visiting www.habitatsaltlake.com.