Habitat for Humanity Gets $750,000 Grant

Habitat for Humanity of Springfield is going to be able to make improvements to 40 homes in the area after receiving a $750,000 grant.

The funds will be distributed through the Creating Healthy Homes program of Habitat. The repair work being done by the program are completed by professional contractors, which includes roof replacement, mechanical systems, plumbing & electrical systems, sewers and septic systems.

“This is the largest grant that Habitat for Humanity of Springfield has been awarded,” Larry Peterson, executive director of HFHS, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to expand our home preservation and repairs through the Creating Healthy Homes program and assist our neighbors who are in need of a safe and secure home.”

All of the homeowners in the project are required to sign a five-year deed restriction, meaning they will have to pay back the grant if they sell the home or refinance within five years of the repairs made under the program.

Habitat for Humanity is taking applications for the Creating Healthy Homes program. Information can be obtained from the Habitat Springfield website or contacting nancywilliams@habitatspringfieldmo.org.