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Habitat receives Federal Capacity Building Grant

Press Release

March 16, 2021


PRESS RELEASE – March 16, 2021

For Immediate Release

For more information, contact: Colin Penney, phone: 401-213-6711 x303 Colin@southcountyhabitat.org


South County Habitat for humanity receives $78,000 Federal Capacity Building Grant


Charlestown, R.I. South County Habitat for Humanity is one of only fifteen Habitat affiliates nationwide to receive a Federal Capacity Building Grant this year.


The $78,000 in funding will be spread over three years, covering salary and training opportunities for a new full-time Volunteer Coordinator. This grant will enable the affiliate to increase volunteer outreach and recruitment, while also allowing for training opportunities that will strengthen the organization as a whole, resulting in an even greater impact on the community.


“This grant comes at a time when South County needs it the most. The scarcity of safe, decent and affordable housing was a dire need before the pandemic, now it is a full blown crisis. This Federal Capacity Build Grant has allowed us to bring a full-time Volunteer Coordinator on board and as COVID restrictions ease we will expand our volunteer base, which will translate to more families served. We’ve set some lofty goals to accomplish over the next few years, but I am confident we will meet and hopefully exceed them,” remarked Colin Penney, Executive Director.


South County Habitat for Humanity serves low-income individuals through affordable homeownership opportunities and is currently accepting applications for units available in Westerly. Additionally, Habitat recently launched a Critical Home Repairs program for low-income individuals 65 and older, or those living with disabilities in need of accessibility modifications.


To learn more about South County Habitat for Humanity call (401) 213-6711 or visit www.southcountyhabitat.org.


About South County Habitat for Humanity

South County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes, by advocating for fair and just housing policies, and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more general information, call 401-213-6711, or go to our website at www.southcountyhabitat.org.


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