Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground in Suffolk

The South Hampton Roads Habitat for Humanity partnered with Wells Fargo Housing Foundation to break ground at a home site on Kennedy Drive in Suffolk Tuesday morning.

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation provided an $80,000 grant to enable the construction of a home in Lake Kennedy neighborhood.

Suffolk Mayor Linda Johnson, Wells Fargo VP for Senior Community Development Penny McPherson and Wells Fargo President for Eastern Virginia George Ball attended the ceremony to assist with the groundbreaking.

“We are focused on making meaningful contributions to address affordable and sustainable housing,” said George Ball in a press release. “These grants help revitalize neighborhoods, build stronger communities, and are an example of the positive impact that can be achieved with thoughtful public-private collaboration.”

The 2017 Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Priority Markets Program supports initiatives that help remove barriers to sustainable housing in low to moderate-income communities. The program has provided grants to nonprofits since 2009 totaling around $48 million for more than 125 communities, impacting about 40,000 people and creating over 4,000 places for people to call home .