Avangrid Foundation, in partnership with local subsidiaries United Illuminating and Southern Connecticut Gas, has recognized Habitat for Humanity as a 2018-2019 Neighborhood Revitalization Partner. A generous grant of $20,000 has been awarded to continue the stabilization and revitalization of neighborhoods in New Haven. The grant will help to fund this work through 2019.
“We’re excited to partner with Avangrid Foundation and thankful for their support,” said Bill Casey, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven. “This partnership will help us to further our stabilization and revitalization efforts in the Hill and Fair Haven neighborhoods. We look forward to working alongside Avangrid Foundation and their partners in these communities.”
The Avangrid Foundation is committed to sustainable human and local development in the communities in which our partners operate as an effort to reduce poverty and enrich the vitality of the places we call home,” said Director, Nicole Licata Grant. “Supporting affordable home ownership, neighborhood revitalization and deep community engagement are important tenants of that commitment both here in CT and across the country
Volunteers from Avangrid have already joined the efforts by helping at a recent project in the Hill neighborhood. These volunteers helped install kitchen cabinets and painted the interior of the home on Redfield Street that is scheduled to be completed this fall. This single family home joins many others homes completed in the Hill neighborhood.
United Illuminating, now a subsidiary of AVANGRID, was one of the earliest supporters of Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven. As far back as the late 1980s, the company began donating to the building program and sending teams of volunteers to the housing sites. We work together to improve the neighborhoods where we live and work.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven
Founded in 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing through the creation of homeownership opportunities for low-income, working families. Habitat builds and rehabilitates homes in New Haven County with the goal of creating safe, affordable homes that add to the revitalization of city neighborhoods. Habitat accomplishes its mission by partnering with individuals, religious and civic organizations, local businesses and corporations. Habitat sells its homes to partner families at no-profit, via 25-year, 0%-interest mortgages. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven, visit their website at www.habitatgnh.org.
About Avangrid Foundation
The Avangrid Foundation is an independent organization that funds philanthropic investments primarily in areas where AVANGRID and its subsidiaries operate. For more information, please visit the Avangrid Foundation section of our website: www.avangrid.com.