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By Erin Conway, Aug 14, 2019

[The following excerpt is reprinted with permission from a recent article in The Nelson County Times. The Nelson County Community Development Foundation has received several grants from NCCF to help further its critical mission in Nelson County.]

After Linda Martini’s heater went bad last winter and filled her house with smoke, she turned to a number of different government entities to help her with funding for a new one to no avail before finding success with the Nelson County Community Development Foundation. “It was a lifesaver. I don’t know what I would have done without them. It was an answered prayer,” Martini said. Martini’s story isn’t unlike many others in the county who utilize NCCDF, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing the affordable housing issue in the county. By the end of fiscal year 2018, the nonprofit brought more than $600,000 in total funding to Nelson County because of the programs they offer to low-income individuals and families. $61,307 of that was in tax revenue. The Housing Choice voucher program generated over $300,000 in payments to Nelson Landlords. Click here to continue reading this article