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Posted on: March 8, 2018

City of Surprise builds family a home through grant program

HOME Investment Partnerships Program

It was a day of celebration in Surprise as city officials handed a local family the keys to their newly-constructed 1,300 square foot home yesterday!

Yolanda and Manuel Diaz, residents of the Surprise since 1985, were approved for home replacement under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, an income-based grant that assists families with rehabilitation activities.

Friends, family, Habitat for Humanity staff and city staff and leadership, took part in a key presentation ceremony and toured the three bedroom, two bathroom Habitat for Humanity-constructed home.

This home is one of eight Surprise homes constructed thanks to the HOME grant. The new construction provision is no longer available in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program; however, qualified residents can still receive assistance for major home repairs.

Additional grant programs available through Neighborhood Services include the Emergency Housing Rehabilitation Program and the Major Rehabilitation Program.

To learn more about neighborhood grants and housing programs in Surprise, contact Jason Hughes at 623.222.3239 or

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