This winter ARCHS issued $221,369 to Habitat for Humanity-St. Louis (HFHSL) to support the construction of three new homes, classes for prospective homebuyers, and a pre-apprenticeship training program.
ARCHS secured the funding from the Missouri Department of Social Services. ARCHS’ grant will support the following activities:
-Construct of three single-family homes located in the City of St. Louis. Homes will be built in partnership with volunteers and the homebuyers themselves.
-Create a new “Habitat University,” to provide area families the tools to become homebuyer ready. Through a series of homebuyer readiness courses, HFHSL will reduce the barriers (perceived and real) to homeownership for low-income individuals and families, including those living with a disability.
-Engage young minority adults who have an interest in the construction industry through an inaugural pre-apprentice construction training program to provide access to obtaining and building union careers.
In addition to ARCHS’ $221,369 investment, HFHSL will leverage $600,00 in additional funding and resources to implement the projects with an overall impact exceeding $821,000.