As part of a national effort to build 350 affordable homes for families, Wells Fargo awarded a $30,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity of Dane County to build with future homeowners Mohamed and Mahawa in Madison’s Owl Creek neighborhood. On July 13 and 20, Wells Fargo employees will join Habitat for Humanity of Dane County to help raise the walls on the Habitat home.
At least one in eight Wisconsin households spend over half of their income on housing and the number of Dane County families who are struggling to afford rent is on the rise. For Mohamed and Mahawa’s family, this volunteer effort will help the family find stability and a permanent place to call home.
Funding for this new Habitat home is part of Wells Fargo’s $7.75M donation to Habitat for Humanity International through Wells Fargo Builds program to help more families across the U.S. achieve housing stability.