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Habitat for Humanity Begins Work on First Rancho Cordova Home

Post Date:02/05/2020
Last month, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento, a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home, began work on its first Rancho Cordova home repair project. This project will provide crucial home repairs for the Crawford family who has lived in the Mills Ranch neighborhood for the last four years. 

Habitat for Humanity will be tackling health and safety projects to make the home more livable and comfortable for the Crawford family. Among the improvements, one of the homeowners, Lola, is particularly excited about the upgrades being made to the bathroom. 

“In a house with teenagers, the updates to the bathroom will make a big difference,” said Lola. “I’m so happy with Habitat for Humanity, I could cry,” she added. 

She was also once a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and has a passion for human equality advocacy and activism. Her husband, Robert, served in the military as an SP/5 Radar specialist for military aircrafts. 

These home repairs are made possible through a grant from the City of Rancho Cordova. In 2019, Habitat for Humanity applied for a City of Rancho Cordova Community Enhancement Fund grant to fund crucial repairs to homes when repairs aren’t affordable. Due to health reasons affecting her family, Lola found it difficult to find the funds to carry out the needed improvements to the home, even with her two part-time jobs. These repairs will alleviate a lot of the family’s stress and worry. 

To honor the city’s commitment to improving lives and homes, Habitat for Humanity awarded the city with the 2019 Outstanding Community Partner award at the 26th annual Hammy Awards on January 29. In the coming months, Habitat for Humanity hopes to repair an additional three or four houses in Rancho Cordova to assist families like the Crawfords. 

To learn more about the City of Rancho Cordova’s numerous projects and programs made possible by Community Enhancement Fund grants, visit CityofRanchoCordova.org/CommunityEnhancementFund
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