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Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County Receives $10,000 Grant

 As part of its ongoing commitment to communities, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County (Habitat Bucks) a $10,000 grant toward construction of an affordable energy-efficient home.

This project will turn a vacant lot on Prospect Avenue in Croydon in a residential neighborhood into an Energy Star-rated three-bedroom home. Heather, the future homebuyer, has already completed Almost Home, Habitat Bucks' home-buyer education program and financial boot-camp. Together, the family will also invest a total of 200 "sweat equity" hours building their home.

Like many families living and working in Bucks County, Heather just needs a little help to open the door to homeownership.

"This experience is so amazing," says Heather. "I feel like all of this is just the answer to all the struggles that I never understood. I always felt defeated and worked so hard, but didn't own anything and had to pay high rent."

Heather had been renting a two-bedroom apartment, sharing a room with her daughter to afford her teenaged son some privacy. In her new Habitat home, they'll each have their own bedroom. As the family puts down roots, Heather will also be building equity in their new home, building both stability and financial independence.

"We recognize that many people in our communities struggle to afford the basics needed for a secure, healthy and productive life," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. "These grants will help fill critical needs for nutritious food, safe shelter and the medical care essential for a better future."

About Habitat Bucks

The mission of Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County (Habitat Bucks) is simple: Building Communities, Empowering Families. Habitat Bucks has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to volunteer to lend a helping hand.

The Habitat Bucks Homeownership Program provides an opportunity for low-income families to build strength, stability and self-reliance by partnering with Habitat. Habitat homebuyers contribute a minimum of 200 hours of sweat equity during the construction of their homes, and purchase their home with an affordable mortgage.

Since 1990, Habitat Bucks has partnered with 109 households in Bucks County for homeownership. Our Home Repair program makes exterior home repairs such as porch repair and installation of wheelchair access ramps, and interior home modifications to help aging and individuals with disabilities remain safe in their own homes. Revenue from Habitat ReStores provides a source of sustainable funding for the construction and repair of homes.

For more information about Habitat Bucks, please call 215.822.2812 or visit:

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