Wells Fargo Foundation

Palouse Habitat for Humanity receives $15,000 from Wells Fargo to help build the home under construction in Palouse, Washington

Moscow, ID (November 3, 2023) — Palouse Habitat for Humanity (Palouse HFH) is one of more that 230 Habitat for Humanity affiliates awarded a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation as part of its nationwide initiative to help low to moderate income families build and improve their homes across the U.S.

Palouse HFH received a $15,000 grant to help build an affordable Habitat home in Palouse, Washington. Wells Fargo employees from around the region recently joined Palouse HFH volunteers to help paint and caulk the exterior siding of the Blair family home.

This funding is part of a $7.75 million donation to Habitat for Humanity International through the Wells Fargo Builds program to support the construction, renovation and repairing of more than 350 affordable homes across the U.S.

Nearly one in four households in Washington State spend over 50% of their income on housing, and the number of families around the Palouse who struggle to afford housing costs is on the rise.

“We appreciate Wells Fargo’s partnership, supporting affordable home building with both funds and helping hands,” said Jennifer Wallace, Executive Director of Palouse HFH. “The Wells Fargo volunteers bring terrific energy to the build site.”


About Palouse Habitat for Humanity

Palouse Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and has been building simple, decent, affordable housing in Latah and Whitman counties since 1992. Our mission is to put God’s love into action, bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Palouse Habitat typically builds 3-bed 2-bath 1200 sq ft energy efficient ranch-style homes. One home is currently under construction in Palouse, WA. Habitat homes are built with volunteer labor and help from the future homeowner.  Habitat homeowners are selected based on need, willingness to help build the home (including up to 500 hours of “sweat equity”), and specific income criteria including the financial ability to purchase the home from Palouse Habitat after completing their partnership requirements.

For more information on Palouse Habitat for Humanity and ways to support its homebuilding mission, visit their website, palousehabitat.org, follow them on Instagram Facebook, call 208.883.8502 or email director@palousehabitat.org.

Palouse Habitat for Humanity     208.883.8502     PO Box 3054     Moscow, Idaho 83843