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Bank of America, Habitat for Humanity build new home for Las Vegas resident

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Oct 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 10:29:30-04
On Saturday, 30 Bank of America employee volunteers teamed up with Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas to help one Las Vegas resident build her new home in Henderson.
 
“I’ve always wanted to own my own home but never thought it was possible,“ said Tiffany Stewart, the new homeowner. “For the first time... I have a stable place to call home and am beyond grateful and excited to start my life here.”
 
As part of Habitat Global Build, thousands of Bank of America Employees and Habitat for Humanity representatives came together for revitalization projects in 85 communities across eight countries.
 
“When individuals and families have access to affordable housing, they are better positioned for long-term financial stability and success,” said Al Welch, Las Vegas market president for Bank of America. He added that the bank's partnership with Habitat for Humanity helps Las Vegas residents obtain the resources they need to gain economic mobility and turn Southern Nevada into a thriving community.
 
Bank of America invested $120,000 in eight local nonprofits working to increase access to affordable housing and support neighborhood revitalization in Las Vegas. Securing stable housing continues to be a challenge in Clark County with a homeless population exceeding 30,000 and a poverty rate of 15.6 percent.