Lubbock Habitat moves a new house built by LISD students
Lubbock Habitat for Humanity moved a house that Lubbock ISD students built for the currently underdeveloped Habitat neighborhood.
On Thursday morning, Four Way Movers loaded up the house at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center, located at 3201 Avenue Q, and transported it to its new location in northeast Lubbock.
Lubbock Habitat for Humanity recently received a Wells Fargo Builds grant in the amount of $ 30,000 which provides materials for this house and another. This LISD program enables vocational and technical education students to learn construction and trades such as plumbing and electrical by building Habitat homes at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.
Lubbock is one of more than 220 Habitat organizations that received a grant from Wells Fargo as part of its national initiative to help low to moderate income families build and improve homes across the country.
“Far too many people across the country face housing instability and one of our top priorities is to create housing solutions where everyone can have a safe and affordable place to feel at home,” said David Ogle, district manager of Wells Fargo Lubbock. “We are proud to support Habitat for Humanity by providing homeownership opportunities to hundreds of families nationwide through Wells Fargo Builds. “
Lubbock Habitat will receive $ 30,000 and will use the grant to finance the completion of two Habitat houses built under the LISD CTE program.
“Wells Fargo has always been a huge supporter of our organization,” said Christy Reeves, Managing Director of Lubbock Habitat. “The funding they provide for the construction of these homes will transform the lives of Habitat owners as well as students learning valuable skills. do the construction. Wells Fargo is making a huge difference in the Lubbock community with this donation. “
The grant is part of a $ 7.75 million donation Wells Fargo makes to Habitat for Humanity International through Wells Fargo Builds, an initiative that provides philanthropic financial support and volunteerism to create sustainable affordable housing. More than 340 homes will be built or repaired with Habitat in more than 40 states through the initiative this year. Wells Fargo Builds is part of Wells Fargo’s $ 1 billion philanthropic pledge to create more affordable housing solutions by 2025.
Lubbock Habitat currently builds four to six homes each year for qualified applicants who are accepted into the affordable housing program. Homeowners are required to complete 250 hours of sweat equity by attending financial literacy and education classes, as well as building their homes and other Habitat homes.