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The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to award a $20,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County to launch a new program in DeKalb County. The Home Preservation Program provides minor and major repair services to low-income homeowners to prevent houses from deteriorating. These home repairs address health, life, and safety issues and help keep families in their homes by protecting affordable housing stock. This program provides homeowners a hand-up, not a handout, through a co-funding model where homeowners are responsible for repaying a portion of the project.
“Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2023,” said Executive Director Kim McIver. “What a beautiful way to announce our growth and commitment to DeKalb County through the ability to help more residents realize their vision of a safe and stable place to call their own.”
This grant was made possible through the Howard and Mildred Eychaner Fund, focusing on addressing opportunities related to housing and healthcare within DeKalb Township. For questions related to proactive grantmaking, please contact Foundation Community Engagement Director Teri Spartz at 815-748-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: Teri Spartz (left) of the Community Foundation delivers a check to Kim McIver at the Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County main office in Sycamore.