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Butte Strong Fund grant will provide help to build 10 homes a year

The latest grant by the Butte Strong Fund will help Habitat for Humanity increase its home building output to 10 homes a year.

Posted: Jul 13, 2021 12:31 PM

CHICO, Calif. - A grant of up to $903,511 over four years was approved by the Butte Strong Fund that will help Habitat for Humanity of Butte County, according to the Butte Strong Fund.

Since the Camp Fire, there has been a housing shortage and this grant helps in the recovery process.

The Habitat for Humanity builds six homes a year but the grant will allow them to hire more staff in order to reach 10 homes a year.

“Habitat for Humanity of Butte County is humbled and grateful for the significant capacity-building support from the Butte Strong Fund,” said Nicole Bateman, executive director for Habitat for Humanity of Butte County. “With this foundational support, our goal is to increase house building, reaching 10 houses per year by 2024. This is double our current capacity, and this grant will help us strategically make this transition. We know that affordable housing is the No. 1 need in our community, and we are committed to doing our part to get families back on the ridge. In partnership with NVCF and Butte Strong, we are honored to be helping rebuild after the Camp Fire.”

The North Valley Community Foundation has awarded $45 million for Camp Fire recovery.

Over the past month, Paradise Adventist Chruch’s Love Delivers project received $50,000, The nonprofit Paradise Stronger received $40,000 and The Basket Brigade Support Fund received $5,000.

Organizations can apply to the Butte Strong Fund grants on its website.

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