Coast Charities Receive $1.4 Million To Build Homes

GULFPORT (WLOX) -- Three organizations dedicated to helping get people back into homes are getting a helping hand. Wednesday, the Mississippi Hurricane Recovery Fund awarded $1.4 million in grants to local non-profits.

Habitat For Humanity in the Bay-Waveland area received $450,000 to purchase ten lots and construct homes. Another half a million dollars went to Habitat For Humanity Gulf Coast for an upcoming week long construction project.

Lagniappe Presbyterian Church received more than $488,000 to construct modular homes for families waiting for their houses to be built.

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is administering the money.

"This is a great day for us. We are giving money to folks who are going to do great things in our community. We can't ask for anything better than that," said Roger Wilder with Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

Since Katrina, the Mississippi Hurricane Relief Fund has given out more than $6 million.