Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas Hits 100th Home Milestone in Partnership with MGM Resorts International and the City of Henderson

Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas Hits 100th Home Milestone in Partnership with MGM Resorts International and the City of Henderson

Habitat and MGM Resorts Set to Raise the Walls on 100th Home on January 31; Funding of Land Donated by the City of Henderson
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MGM Resorts employees and a Habitat Las Vegas team member celebrate the dedication of a new Habitat for Humanity home.

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 4:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Touching Communities, Touching Lives

CONTENT: Press Release

LAS VEGAS, January 12, 2015 /3BL Media/  — In collaboration with MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and the City of Henderson, Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas will raise the walls on its 100th home on January 31, marking a significant milestone for the organization.

Sponsored by MGM Resorts, with funding for the land received from the City of Henderson via grants from the Low Income Housing Trust Fund (LIHTF) and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the 100th home is one of six single-family Habitat homes slated for construction in Henderson’s Pittman region. Since 1991, Habitat Las Vegas has provided simple, decent and affordable homes for low-income families, in addition to helping to revitalize and transform communities throughout Southern Nevada.  

“MGM Resorts is proud to be a part of this momentous occasion and we look forward to building upon our longstanding partnership with Habitat for Humanity,” said Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of MGM Resorts International, and Habitat Las Vegas Board Member. “The construction of this house is a great illustration of how employees joining together, and community partnerships when forged, can significantly improve the lives of individuals in our community.”

The three-bedroom, 1250-square-foot home is the seventh Habitat Las Vegas house sponsored by MGM Resorts. In addition to providing a donation of $80,000 for the construction, the company’s employees will help build the home, having already completed more than 1,800 volunteer hours on the MGM-sponsored home in 2014. The new home will sit on a parcel of land at the intersection of Merze and Ward, and is part of Habitat’s continued community redevelopment efforts.

“For more than 23 years, Habitat Las Vegas has helped transform communities and stabilize neighborhoods throughout Southern Nevada. As we embark on our 100th home, it serves as a testament to what our volunteers, corporate partnerships and families can help accomplish,” adds Meg Delor, Executive Director of Habitat Las Vegas. “With every new family that moves in with ambitions to create a better life, neighborhoods become safer and more vibrant.”

“This Habitat home, along with five additional such homes slated for construction, is an important step forward in the city’s efforts to revitalize the Pittman neighborhood,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “These homes will help to reinvigorate the neighborhood and will welcome new homeowners who share a strong sense of community pride.”

Habitat Las Vegas’ 100th home partner family Joanne Langston, a widowed mother of three young children, will be able to provide a stable home and help ease her financial burden, thanks to the generosity of MGM Resorts, support of the City of Henderson and contributions from Habitat’s Home Ownership program.

In addition to meeting income requirements, working families who qualify for the program must perform 300 hours of volunteer “sweat equity” building Habitat homes, including the one they will eventually own. 




About Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas
Established in Clark County in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas is a not-for-profit organization that builds simple, decent, affordable housing with the help of volunteer labor and donated time, materials and funds. Each home is sold at no profit and with a no-interest mortgage to local working families, who otherwise might be forced to live in substandard housing. Habitat partner families contribute “sweat equity” by helping in the construction of their own homes. For more information, visit www.habitatlasvegas.org.

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.  The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features Aria resort and casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.

About City of Henderson
Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 280,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY and Liveability.com), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), one of the top six safest cities in America (Forbes, InsuranceProviders.com, Law Street Media, Movato.com), and a Bicycle Friendly Community (League of American Bicyclists), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.


Rey Bouknight
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