FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alexandria, VA (December 11, 2023) – Habitat for Humanity of Washington DC & Northern Virginia is proud to partner with Lowe’s to implement a $24,600 grant to help repair two homes in Northern Virginia.
With the support of this grant, Habitat DC-NOVA was able to partner with two homeowners in Northern Virginia to complete needed repairs in their homes to improve their mobility and safety. A Falls Church homeowner with limited mobility received a bathroom remodel that included replacing a rusted-out tub with an accessible walk-in shower, replacing the toilet and sink with ADA-compliant models, and adding grab bars. Habitat DC-NOVA is now working with a McLean homeowner to remove a deteriorated back deck and build a new deck and stairs to provide safe, accessible egress from her home.
Lowe’s support has helped expand Habitat DC-NOVA’s home repair services to Northern Virginia communities as the affiliate grows. “Lowe’s investment in home repair for local families is a crucial tool for preserving affordable housing,” said Kat Shaub, Vice President of Development at Habitat DC-NOVA. “We’re continually grateful for Lowe’s partnership to improve the safety and wellbeing of our neighbors and to keep residents in affordable homes by taking care of what we have.”
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 Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia
Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia’s mission is to reduce poverty and housing instability in the national capital area by creating and preserving decent, affordable, and energy-efficient homes for local residents with low and moderate incomes. Since our founding in 1988, we’ve built or rehabilitated 300 homes, provided over 300 home repairs, and engaged over 50,000 volunteers across the region. Habitat DC-NOVA currently has over 70 homes in our construction pipeline and plans to serve over 1,000 families from 2022-2030. To learn more, please visit www.habitatdcnova.org .
Kat Shaub, VP of Development
Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia