In partnership with the City of Vallejo and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity acquired 4 foreclosed homes, rehabilitated them and sold them to qualified low and middle-income families.  This program derives its funding from the Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and is known locally as the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).  Funding for this program runs through 2013.

Phoenix Circle – our first NSP home was purchased in March 2010, and the rehab was completed in August.  The kitchen, bathrooms and flooring were completely updated.  New appliances, supplied by Whirlpool through their partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, were installed as were dual-pane windows and a new heater.  The house was completely repainted inside and out.  Both yards, front and back, were updated with new landscaping, a patio and a retaining wall.  The home was sold to a qualified family in October 2010.

Nalisty Drive – the second home to be rehabbed was also purchased in early 2010 with construction starting in September.  Added were a new roof and gutters, dual-pane windows, an updated heating system, plumbing, electrical, carpet and paint throughout.  With the help of many dedicated volunteers, the yards were newly landscaped, and this home was sold in January 2011.

Cortland Circle – the 3rd home to be rehabbed was purchased in September 2010 with a very large scope of work that included a new roof and gutters, HVAC system, dual-pane windows, plumbing and hardwood floors.  Most interior rooms and closets were reframed to better utilize the space in this 2-story home, and new appliances, countertops and paint completed the project.  Being on a spacious corner lot, this home sold very quickly to a qualified low-income family in March 2012.

Remington Court – the final home purchased through Vallejo’s NSP Program was also acquired in September 2010, with work commencing Spring 2011. The scope of work on this project included repairing interior sheetrock wherever needed, installing new doors, finish trim and upgrading the electrical system to current code.  New appliances, countertops and cabinetry where needed were also added.  The interior work was completed with new carpeting and painting throughout.  The exterior work included adding a new roof and gutters, replacing the front door and porch railings, power washing and painting the exterior and installing new fencing, sprinkler system and landscaping.  Work was completed in June, with the home being sold in October 2012.

Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity is proud of its partnership with the City of Vallejo and its involvement in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, enabling four deserving families to move into beautifully remodeled homes that they can enjoy for many years to come.

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