Serving Council Bluffs since 1993, Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that relies on help from volunteers in the community to build homes and improve neighborhoods. Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs received a $320,000 grant from the Iowa West Foundation to help meet local housing needs. The grant will support the construction of 12 new homes and complete 30 light-rehabilitation housing projects. The grant money will also assist with remodeling projects, such as adding a ramp to a home or remodeling a bathroom. This often will allow a homeowner to stay in their house another 10-15 years. Habitat for Humanity’s mission fits into the Foundation’s goal to serve as a catalyst for non-profits to effectively plan projects and manage their operations. With this quarter’s $320,000 award, Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs has received $2.9 million from Iowa West since the Foundation began its grant program in 1996.
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. Today, Habitat for Humanity is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing.