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Pensacola Habitat for Humanity receives $66K grant from Lowe’s

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity received a $66,000 grant to help renovate six homes for older adults in the Greater Pensacola Area.


With the support of this grant, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity will be able to perform renovations for six older adults in the community who would otherwise be unable to afford to repay project costs. To assist older adults in making their homes more accessible and comfortable, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity installs walk-in tubs, handrails, wheelchair ramps, and more! These projects are a part of Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s Community Development Program, designed to help homeowners live and stay safely in their owned homes. Not only does these projects prevent older adults from having to relocate, but it helps promote independence and dignity within their familiar surroundings.

To meet qualifications for these renovations, clients must be 65+, own their home, and must be within 0-80% of the area median income (AMI). A two-part Housing Plus Aging in Place (AIP) assessment takes place with a health or human service professional meeting with the homeowner regarding instrumental daily living activities. A complete home repair evaluation is then completed by Pensacola Habitat construction staff to assess problem areas of the home that could interfere with the homeowner’s ability to remain safe and independent in the home.

“We are delighted to partner with Lowe’s in their commitment to community development, particularly in supporting our aging population,” said Sam Young, Pensacola Habitat’s President and CEO. “This grant will empower us to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for seniors, enabling them to age in place with grace and security. This grant is one of many initiatives aimed at creating lasting change and fostering a sense of belonging and support within ourcommunity.”

On Nov. 11 Lowe’s associates from several local Lowe’s branches joined the Pensacola Habitat for Humanity crew to build a wheelchair ramp for an older adult in our community.

The funding from Lowe’s is part of a two-year, $6 million donation to Habitat for Humanity International to support home repair and preservation efforts in owner-occupied homes. Through this partnership, more than 75 local Habitat affiliates will complete more than 480 projects this year to address critical health and safety issues in homes across the U.S. Since 2003, Lowe’s and Habitat have worked together to help more than 18,000 people build or improve a place to call home.

About Pensacola Habitat for Humanity 

Founded in 1981, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian ministry whose purpose is to improve communities through sustainable partnerships. Having built and renovated over 1,600 homes, Pensacola Habitat seeks new and innovative ways to positively impact the community through various meaningful projects, including their Home Buyer, HUD Certified Housing Counseling, and Community Development Programs. Pensacola Habitat for Humanity offers unique financing opportunities to qualified applicants to provide affordable home ownership in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. For more information, visit pensacolahabitat.org.