In partnership with MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and the City of Henderson, Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas will serve its 100th partner family in Clark County on May 29 with a home dedication ceremony.
Joanne Langston and her family will receive the keys to their new three-bedroom home in Henderson thanks to the support of MGM Resorts and the company’s employees, the City of Henderson and contributions from Habitat’s homeownership program.
“MGM Resorts is extremely proud to be a part of this momentous occasion in helping to instill a sense of great pride for Joanne and her family, as they embark on their new path of homeownership,” said Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of MGM Resorts International, and Habitat Las Vegas Board Member. “Affordable housing for individuals and families is one of the most basic yet most pressing needs in our nation, and it is an honor to work with Habitat Las Vegas to serve families in our local community in this vital way.”
This is the seventh Habitat Las Vegas house sponsored by MGM Resorts. In addition to providing a generous donation for the construction, the company’s employees have dedicated many volunteer hours to complete the home. The funding for the land was received from the City of Henderson via grants from the Low Income Housing Trust Fund (LIHTF) and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
“This is a tremendous milestone as we serve our 100th Habitat partner family in Clark County. Through our homeownership program, Joanne will be able to provide stability and financial security for her and her family,” adds Meg Delor, Executive Director of Habitat Las Vegas. “With the continued support and generosity from our sponsors, volunteers, board of directors and staff, we are helping to significantly improve the lives of individuals within our community.”
“This Habitat home, along with five additional such homes slated for completion by end of June, is an important step forward in the city’s ongoing efforts to revitalize the Pittman region,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “These homes will help to reinvigorate the neighborhood and will welcome new homeowners who share a strong sense of community pride.”
Since 1991, Habitat Las Vegas has provided simple, decent and affordable housing for low-income families in need, in addition to helping to transform communities throughout Southern Nevada as part of the organization’s neighborhood revitalization efforts.
About Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas
Established in Clark County in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas is a not-for-profit organization that provides simple, decent, affordable housing with the help of volunteer labor and donated time, materials and funds. Each home is sold at no profit and with a zero-interest mortgage to local working families, who otherwise might be forced to live in substandard housing. Habitat partner families contribute “sweat equity” by helping in the construction of Habitat homes, in addition to the one they will eventually purchase. For more information, visit www.lasvegashabitat.org