1/17/2023 – Longview, TX. – Northeast Texas Habitat announced today that the City of Longview had awarded the organization $334,637 to revitalize neighborhood homes in the city.
NE Texas Habitat for Humanity partners with low-income families experiencing housing poverty to build decent, affordable homes. Future homeowners contribute 350 sweat equity hours, make a 1% down payment, and complete 56 hours of homeowner education. The house is sold to the family at cost with a long-term affordable mortgage.
The organization also repairs health and safety hazards and makes homes more accessible for elderly individuals, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The grant award supports the homeownership and critical repair programs in Longview.
“The grant funds Northeast Habitat for Humanity receives through the Community Development Block Grant program are key to providing affordable housing and working to assist families that may experience a critical repair need,” said Dietrich Johnson, Director of Community Services Administration
“Our work isn’t possible without the support of community partners.”, said La Juan Gordon, NE Texas Habitat CEO. “We are honored to have been a partner for more than fifteen years in the city’s efforts to assure that its citizens have safe and affordable housing opportunities. The award will repair fifteen homes and support constructing one to two homes.”
Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing ministry dedicated to eradicating the devastating effects of poverty housing. The organization serves Gregg, Harrison, and Upshur counties. Habitat assists in the areas of homeownership, home repair, and home maintenance and operates a ReStore. To learn more, visit www.netxhabitat.org or call 903-236-0900 ext. 204.