A Newsletter for Nevada County Habitat Homeowners April 2024

Meet the Newest Habitat Future Homeowner 

Angel, a single dad of three is Habitat’s newest future Homeowner. While Angel’s home is in the development phase, Angel has been busy earning Sweat Equity hours working at the ReStore, Habitat events, and in the Habitat office.

Angel works as a cook at Eskaton Village, a job he has had for two years. Homeownership is something Angel thought was out of his reach; he is excited to work on his own home and become a Habitat homeowner.

🌻 Messages of Support and Hope 🌻

The construction crew is hard at work on a home for Angela and her three children. As Angela’s house is framed, Habitat supporters have sent messages of hope and love to Angela’s family. Messages ranged from simple exclamations of "Welcome Home" to shared stories of struggle and resiliency.


Transferring the messages to the framing of Angela's home helped further cement the fact that she is supported in her journey. The messages were inspiring, uplifting, and heartfelt. They brought joy to Angela and her family.

Money Matters

Even homes that are well maintained eventually need repairs. Things in a home wear out or break. Having a fund set aside for home repairs is a great idea. This slide shows a “rule of thumb” for saving for repairs your home may need in the future. 

to see an article from Nerd Wallet that has additional details and specific suggestions, CLICK HERE.

Grass Valley United Methodist Church (the church where the Habitat office is located) offers “Last Friday Supper” on the last Friday of the month. Families are welcome and the meals are free. This link will take you to more information.

  • Early spring is the time to get your landscape cleaned up and ready for warmer weather. This newsletter from Bald Mountain Nursery has some timely tips! 


  • Spring is also the time to change your furnace filter and install new batteries in your smoke detector. This Home Maintenance Checklist has additional suggestions.


  • For non-emergency services, Connecting Point 211 provides callers with information on both public and non-profit community resources. 211 can help you find resources for transportation, children’s services, senior services and more. Just dial 211 from any phone or visit their website. Need help navigating Connecting Point? The Homeowner Support Committee can help. Contact Ann Davis by email or call (530) 559-1042.


  • Have questions or issues with your landscaping? Nevada County Master Gardeners offer free home gardening advice to the public. Call 530-273-0919 for questions or visit the Master Gardeners Website. The Website also contains information about public classes.

Free Guitar Lessons Available!


Rick Ballantyne, Habitat volunteer and longtime guitar player and guitar teacher, is available give guitar lessons at no charge to Habitat Homeowner children and teens. If you are interested in guitar lessons for someone in your family please contact your Homeowner Partner or Ann Davis by email or call 530-559-1042.

💚 Home is Where the Heart Is 💚

A Habitat Homeowner shares that long stretches of rainy days even with young children at home are fine. Now that he is a homeowner, he has left behind the stress of living in a motel, not knowing where the family would land next.

A Homeowner delights in the fact that her six-year-old daughter, who is now losing teeth, knows that the Tooth Fairy can always find her, as they now live in a home of their own.

We want your feedback!

Have issues or questions about your Habitat home or neighborhood?

We are eager to hear from you.

Send the Homeowner Support Committee an email.

  You are receiving this from Nevada County Habitat's Homeowner Support Committee, with the goal of providing education, resources, and ongoing support to the Nevada County Habitat homeowner community.

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