Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Habitat for Humanity Puts Affordable Housing Within Reach
By admin
Published 5 years ago on
December 14, 2018

Share

Worrying about rats biting you while you sleep in your home is not what anyone would call living the American Dream.
Unfortunately, that scenario is something Matthew Grundy finds all too prevalent in the Fresno community.

“44,000 residents…lack safe and decent housing in the greater Fresno area.” —Matthew Grundy,
Fresno Habitat for Humanity CEO
“There’s actually 44,000 residents that lack safe and decent housing in the greater Fresno area,” said Grundy, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Greater Fresno Area. “Habitat is here to help solve that problem.”
Since 1985, the Christian housing organization has helped address the problem by building new homes, rehabilitating existing homes, and performing repairs for families living in Fresno and Madera counties. Beneficiaries work alongside local volunteers on most Habitat for Humanity projects.

Improving Housing for Families

Habitat continues striving to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness. Close to 300 families in the greater Fresno area benefit annually from Habitat’s efforts. Grundy and his team work tirelessly to expand that number every year.
Partnering with community members in dire straits to help them realize the benefit of being a homeowner is transformative, Grundy said.
“Owning your own home is something that Americans have sought after from the beginning of time here in this nation,” he said. “It is something that allows you to have your own place, your own spot, something to call your own.”
Watch the 12 Days of Giving video above by GV Wire’s Jahz Tello to find out more about the impact of Habitat for Humanity in the Fresno area.

DON'T MISS

Your Guide to California’s Minimum Wage: Surviving in an Expensive State

DON'T MISS

Turns Out, Golf Superstar Nelly Korda Is Human After All

DON'T MISS

Boeing Tells Federal Regulators How It Plans to Fix Aircraft Safety and Quality Problems

DON'T MISS

First-Generation Fresno State Student Selected for Congressional Internship

DON'T MISS

IRS Makes Free Tax Return Program Permanent and Is Asking All States to Join in 2025

DON'T MISS

Walkouts, Encampments & Protests Provided Me With a Classic Berkeley Education

DON'T MISS

Warning: Pay Special Attention to California’s November Ballot Measures

DON'T MISS

Israeli War Cabinet Minister Proposes to Dissolve Parliament

DON'T MISS

Beatles, Stones, or Queen? Tribute Bands and Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade Top the Weekend

DON'T MISS

Power Outages Could Linger for Days After Storms Batter Texas Again, Leaving 1 Dead

UP NEXT

Turns Out, Golf Superstar Nelly Korda Is Human After All

UP NEXT

Boeing Tells Federal Regulators How It Plans to Fix Aircraft Safety and Quality Problems

UP NEXT

First-Generation Fresno State Student Selected for Congressional Internship

UP NEXT

IRS Makes Free Tax Return Program Permanent and Is Asking All States to Join in 2025

UP NEXT

Walkouts, Encampments & Protests Provided Me With a Classic Berkeley Education

UP NEXT

Warning: Pay Special Attention to California’s November Ballot Measures

UP NEXT

Israeli War Cabinet Minister Proposes to Dissolve Parliament

UP NEXT

Beatles, Stones, or Queen? Tribute Bands and Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade Top the Weekend

UP NEXT

Power Outages Could Linger for Days After Storms Batter Texas Again, Leaving 1 Dead

UP NEXT

49ers Sign WR Jauan Jennings to Extension Through 2025 Season

First-Generation Fresno State Student Selected for Congressional Internship

18 mins ago

IRS Makes Free Tax Return Program Permanent and Is Asking All States to Join in 2025

30 mins ago

Walkouts, Encampments & Protests Provided Me With a Classic Berkeley Education

32 mins ago

Warning: Pay Special Attention to California’s November Ballot Measures

54 mins ago

Israeli War Cabinet Minister Proposes to Dissolve Parliament

1 hour ago

Beatles, Stones, or Queen? Tribute Bands and Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade Top the Weekend

1 hour ago

Power Outages Could Linger for Days After Storms Batter Texas Again, Leaving 1 Dead

3 hours ago

49ers Sign WR Jauan Jennings to Extension Through 2025 Season

3 hours ago

The US-Built Pier in Gaza Broke Apart. Here’s How We Got Here and What Might Be Next

3 hours ago

Massachusetts Fugitive ‘Bad Breath Rapist’ Captured in California After 16 Years

3 hours ago

Your Guide to California’s Minimum Wage: Surviving in an Expensive State

Adam Ashton CalMatters Liliana Michelena CalMatters It’s really expensive to live in California. That fact, more than anything, inspired a...

3 mins ago

3 mins ago

Your Guide to California’s Minimum Wage: Surviving in an Expensive State

11 mins ago

Turns Out, Golf Superstar Nelly Korda Is Human After All

12 mins ago

Boeing Tells Federal Regulators How It Plans to Fix Aircraft Safety and Quality Problems

18 mins ago

First-Generation Fresno State Student Selected for Congressional Internship

30 mins ago

IRS Makes Free Tax Return Program Permanent and Is Asking All States to Join in 2025

32 mins ago

Walkouts, Encampments & Protests Provided Me With a Classic Berkeley Education

54 mins ago

Warning: Pay Special Attention to California’s November Ballot Measures

Photo of Benjamin Netanyahu
1 hour ago

Israeli War Cabinet Minister Proposes to Dissolve Parliament

MENU

CONNECT WITH US

Search

Send this to a friend