BRUNSWICK COUNTY — An area nonprofit is the beneficiary of just over a hundred-thousand dollars from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which will help bring more affordable housing to the area.
Habitat for Humanity International received $9 million from HUD, with $105,000 funneling to Brunswick County’s branch.
According to a press release from the county, approximately 21 affiliates nationwide received money from the HUD Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program.
“With these funds, we will hire a full-time Faith Relations Specialist to engage churches, volunteers, and overall community support needed to serve more families with affordable housing solutions,” Carlo Montagano, Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity executive director, wrote in a release.
Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity said the timing of the funds are perfect wherein one in four households spend 30% income on housing.
The agency has a three-year strategic plan with a goal to build upward of 10 homes per year, which goes in line with the grant funding. It stipulates at least 15% increase over three years.
“The bar is set high, but I am confident that our team will rise to the challenge” Montagano added.
Since being founded in 1993, Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity has built 78 homes and completed repairs in Brunswick County.
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