Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity

Department for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Awards $100,000 Grant to Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity (THHFH)

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity (THHFH) recently received a grant for $100,000 from the Department for Housing and Urban Development (HUD)Habitat for Humanity International Capacity Grant to support a new, full-time Aging In Place (AIP) Coordinator.

THHFH will hire a new, full-time Aging In Place (AIP) Coordinator to assist with increasing the portfolio of family services available and help relieve some of the administrative burden of the construction team (intake, paperwork, contracts, assessments, and other reporting). The position will not have any construction duties, only administrative and home assessment duties. This new position is critical to increasing operational efficiency, expanding needed services for our clients, and capitalizing on partnership opportunities.

The AIP Coordinator will serve on the Family Services team, responsible for the project planning, budgeting, oversight and documentation of all aspects of projects and special initiatives for critical home repair projects through the Home Preservation – Aging in Place Program. This will strengthen our capacity to place focused efforts on the home repair needs of older homeowners and pursue strategic growth initiatives to ultimately move from Neighborhood Builder to Community Builder.

THHFH provides new construction, rehabilitation, and no cost first mortgage lending; critical home repairs and improved accessibility (Home Preservation Program or HPP); financial coaching and education (Home Ownership Preparation and Education or HOPE), and workforce development to low-income individuals in Eastern Jackson County. The County has aging housing stock and a growing senior population ill-equipped to deal with these issues.