Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona is one of more than 220 Habitat organizations awarded a grant from Wells Fargo as part of its nationwide initiative to help low-to-moderate income families construct and improve homes across the country.

“Far too many people across the country are facing housing instability and one of our key priorities is to create housing affordability solutions where everyone can have a safe and affordable place to call home,” said Don Pearson, Wells Fargo lead region president.  “We are proud to support Habitat for Humanity in providing homeownership opportunities for hundreds of families nationwide through Wells Fargo Builds.”

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona will receive $100,000 and use the funding to build a home in Central City South. Reyes and Melissa have always dreamed of owning a home for their family, but homeownership has always felt just out of reach. After struggling to find affordable places to rent, Reyes and Melissa are thrilled to team up with Habitat and Wells Fargo in building their forever home.

In their own words: “On behalf of our family, we would like to say thank you so much. You are part of our journey, and your generosity will always be appreciated.”

The grant is part of a $7.75 million donation Wells Fargo is making to Habitat for Humanity International through Wells Fargo Builds, an initiative that provides philanthropic financial support and volunteerism to create sustainable affordable housing. More than 340 homes will be constructed or repaired with Habitat in over 40 states through the initiative this year. Wells Fargo Builds is part of Wells Fargo’s $1 billion philanthropic commitment to create more housing affordability solutions by 2025.

About Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1985, with the help of generous donors and volunteers, Habitat has been privileged to build more than 1,150 homes, affect more than 2,500 repairs and help improve a place called home for more than 3,500 Arizona families. To learn more, visit habitatcaz.org or find us on Twitter @habitatcaz.