Habitat for Humanity of Michigan receives $190,000 from NeighborWorks America in flexible grants

Lansing, MI – Habitat for Humanity of Michigan (HFHM), a member of the NeighborWorks network, is receiving $190,000 in flexible grants from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, dba NeighborWorks America.  This FY 2017 grant funding (appropriated through Public Law 115-31the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017)will provide a much needed boost that will support HFHM’s affordable housing and community development activities. 

“We are so grateful for the support of NeighborWorks America,” says Sandra Pearson, HFHM President and CEO. “They are true partners with Habitat Michigan, helping us to run a strong, sound business and to provide the greatest impact to families throughout Michigan.”

The funds will be used to further develop innovative housing programming, grants, and efficient service delivery that supports the more than 60 Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Michigan.

NeighborWorks America is announcing more than $68 million in grants to its network of more than 240 nonprofit organizations located around the country.NeighborWorks organizations will use the grants to develop and manage high-quality affordable housing; make loans to homeowners and small businesses; offer financial coaching, homeownership education and counseling; and revitalize and strengthen communities. 

"We’re committed to being good stewards of taxpayer dollars, and NeighborWorks ensures our investments are working in ways that transform lives,” said Paul Weech, NeighborWorks America president and chief executive officer. 

In fiscal year 2016, the NeighborWorks network assisted 360,000 individuals and families with affordable housing, owned and managed 154,100 rental homes, counseled and educated 115,000 customers, and created more than 53,600 jobs.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, go to www.habitatmichigan.org. For more information about NeighborWorks America go to NeighborWorks.org.