Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity a $15,000 grant to build an affordable home on Cumberland Street in Downtown Lebanon. The funding is part of an $8.1 million donation to Habitat for Humanity International for capacity building and direct mission support to build, renovate and repair more than 350 affordable homes across the United States. The grant is provided through Wells Fargo Builds℠ and is part of the Wells Fargo Foundation’s $1 billion philanthropic commitment to create more housing affordability solutions by 2025.
Safe and stable housing enables people to build upon the rest of their life and, together, we can shift the narrative to help others understand that housing affordability is both an economic and humanitarian crisis that’s taking a toll on millions of people.
Wells Fargo Builds provides philanthropic financial assistance from the Wells Fargo Foundation to support the construction, renovation, painting or repairing of homes with low-to-moderate income households. In 2019 alone, Wells Fargo employees volunteered more than 1.9 million hours of service to strengthen their communities, including building, repairing, and improving 674 homes across the U.S. with several organizations through Wells Fargo Builds.
The grant will support the renovation of Habitat’s Cumberland Street Build. The Cumberland Build is Lancaster Lebanon Habitat’s most ambitious renovation project to date. Habitat is transforming blighted spaces into affordable, energy-efficient homes for three future homebuyers.