About the event
Sandstone Housing is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to assist low income families with safe, healthy, and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives while building a better community and environment. Sandstone Housing is planning to host a benefit dinner on July 21, 2017 for a community garden that we are in the process of constructing for our residents in Kayenta, Arizona.
Why should you sponsor?
Navajo Nation is home to one of the largest tribes of Native Americans, however the nation is also struggling with one of the largest housing crisis in the United States. Sandstone Housing is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization whose vision is to provide, construct and maintain housing for low-income Navajos on Navajo Nation. Sandstone Housing has 644 homes throughout seven locations on the reservation. Kayenta Estates is the organization’s largest property and is home to around 185 residents and families. However, more than a third of Kayenta’s homes are vacant. Kayenta Estates has 70 vacant homes that are in dire need of renovation and repairs, but unfortunately Sandstone Housing does not have enough funding to renovate these homes. Sandstone Housing has the potential to provide so many more homes to the reservation’s families in need. The organization has never stopped trying and has applied for several grants with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other sources but as a private non-profit, Sandstone Housing does not qualify for these federal grants. Also, Navajo Housing Authority (NHA) is the tribal designated housing entity therefore they are the organization that receives federal funding. Sandstone Housing needs 2 million dollars to renovate and repair these homes in Kayenta and we need your help. With this funding, not only will Sandstone Housing be able to ease the housing crisis but as well as promote a sense of community to the Navajo families which will in turn lower the high crime rates. Sandstone Housing wants to ensure a safe and healthy environment for families to call home. Sandstone Housing not only provides housing but educates families on domestic violence, chronic illness concerns and awareness on the reservation, finances and credit, and so much more. Sandstone Housing wants the Navajo culture and tradition to thrive in welcoming communities that our organization provides. Any and every contribution helps toward the main goal of providing several families homes. Sandstone Housing will never stop trying to seek out our vision and we will continue to work toward the eradication of the Navajo Nation housing crisis. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Every bit of concern helps raise awareness about this dire issue. For more information on our organization please visit our website at sandstonehousing.org or call our corporate office at 505-821-0193.
Shelby Garcia has been the CEO of Sandstone Housing for 4 years and has made great strides for the company. Shelby continues to lead the company in the right direction and never stops trying to receive funding for the Kayenta community.
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer