NEW YORK (December 15, 2022) — Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester County (Habitat NYC and Westchester) has received an $82,500 grant from Lowe’s to help serve 25 families in New York City. The funding is part of Lowe’s partnership renewal with Habitat for Humanity that includes a donation of $2.5 million to support 100 local Habitat organizations undertaking home repair and rehab projects across the U.S.
“Habitat’s work enabling families to build equity, and experience the wealth, health, and educational benefits that go with it would not be possible without the tremendous commitment of long-time partners like Lowe’s,” said Karen Haycox, CEO, Habitat NYC and Westchester. “As we seek to broaden our impact by empowering seniors to age in place alongside their community, their family and their friends, we are grateful for this financial commitment that will provide 25 households with a safe, affordable home. This is so important especially in a city where one in three families struggle to afford the roof over their head. Together we are working to build a more equitable New York.”
Access to quality, affordable home repair and modification services continues to be out of reach for low- to moderate-income households across the nation. This funding support from Lowe’s will advance Habitat NYC and Westchester’s efforts helping families and seniors address critical health and safety issues in their homes through 10 Housing Plus projects and 15 preservation projects across the city that include repairs to common areas, roofs, fire escapes, hallways and stairwells.
Lowe’s and Habitat began their partnership in 2003. Since then, Lowe’s has supported many of the global housing nonprofit’s efforts, including the Women Build program and Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program. Lowe’s has also supported Habitat’s Cost of Home national advocacy campaign and sponsored local Habitat builds and employee volunteer days, in addition to providing affiliate grants and donated products. Lowe’s commitment through 2022 will bring the company’s total contributions to Habitat to more than $84 million.
About Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester County
Habitat NYC and Westchester creates, preserves, and advocates for healthy, affordable homes and the generational equity building opportunities that homeownership provides. With the support of thousands of volunteers each year, we’re building a more equitable New York—to address centuries of unjust, racist, housing laws and financing mechanisms that prevented communities of color from entering the homeownership market and shaped the geography of the wealth, health, and education inequality we see today. Learn more at www.habitatnycwc.org and connect with us on Facebook, and on Twitter and Instagram at @HabitatNYC_WC.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE 50 home improvement company serving approximately 19 million customer transactions a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2021 sales of over $96 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service nearly 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com.