Community celebrates Habitat’s 25th home |

Community celebrates Habitat’s 25th home

New homeowners Matt and Corinne Arnold with their daughters, Corinne's mom and Grass Valley Grocery Outlet owners Lori and Tim Bascom stand in their new kitchen.
Submitted by Lorraine Larson |

Thanks to Habitat for Humanity, a family of four was able to moves into its affordable home just in time for Christmas.

The family cut the ribbon on the new home Sunday while more than 50 community members braved the cold to celebrate another successful affordable home completed in Nevada County.

The Arnold family moved into the 16-home Heritage Oaks affordable development in Grass Valley, and is now the first-time homeowners in any generation of the family.

Grass Valley Grocery Outlet generously stocked the kitchen and bathroom cupboards with food and supplies, while TV commercial stars “Ben Saven” and “Lois Prices” joined in on the celebration and ribbon-cutting.

Since 1995, Nevada County Habitat for Humanity has completed a total of 25 affordable homes in Grass Valley, Penn Valley, and Nevada City.

An all-volunteer labor force of more than 100 active volunteers builds the homes, making them affordable for local hard-working families who would otherwise not be able to realize the American dream of home ownership.

Habitat for Humanity is the only provider of affordable homeownership opportunities in western Nevada County.

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