CASPER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Black Hills Energy Grant Funds to Supporting Access to Affordable Housing


Casper Area Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Jan. 3.

When Black Hills Energy heard of the increased need for funding to build more homes in 2019, they increased their support of Habitat for Humanity through a $1,500 grant. The funding will help address the continued need of families applying for homes, as the response has been greater than Habitat’s ability to serve.

Previously, one to two in-fill homes were being built per year by Habitat. With the implementation of the Harris Crossing Subdivision, the construction of four homes per year will be standard for the organization. This scale of building produces a sustainable model for the local area, aiming to create a reliable and recurring solution to the lack of affordable housing in Casper.

“Black Hills Energy has been a strong supporter of our organization’s work,” said Heidi Maldoon, Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director. “Since we began working with Black Hills Energy, they’ve been eager to give to our vision of expanding affordable housing. Because of their recurring support, funding for the construction of homes is possible.”

The generous donation will support the Harris Crossing Subdivision, which will house 13 families in the community. Two homes at the development have been completed, with an additional two houses currently under construction. Habitat for Humanity will be seeking applicants for the additional lots at Harris Crossing and welcomes interested individuals and families to contact Kelly Cooper, Program Manager, atKelly@heartofwyoming.orgfor more information on applying during the Winter Application Cycle open January 2, 2019.

About Harris Crossing

Habitat for Humanity, The Heart of Wyoming, Inc. and its community partners are embarking on an ambitious effort to bring measurable and generational change to13 familiesin the community through the development of Harris Crossing, a cul-de-sac subdivision. The $2.5 million development of 13 homes will encompass a 2.91 acre undeveloped property in east Casper. Upon completion, it will be thelargest Habitat for Humanity project in the Casper area.

About Habitat for Humanity

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity, The Heart of Wyoming, a nonprofit housing organization, brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, please visit www.heartofwyoming.org.

About Black Hills Energy

Black Hills Energy serves natural gas and electric utilities to over 1.2 million customers in eight states: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Our utilities are subsidiaries ofBlack Hills Corp.(NYSE: BKH).

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