David Reznick Foundation grant provides for extensive land acquisition, new home construction

(Wichita, Kan.) – Wichita Habitat for Humanity is honored and excited to receive a generous donation from the Potomac, Md.-based David Reznick Foundation that will provide major funding as it continues its efforts to revitalize and build affordable housing in one of Wichita’s most blighted areas. The foundation is named for David Reznick co-founder of the Reznick Group, now CohnReznick,one of the largest accounting, tax and business advisory firms in the United States. Reznick, who died in 2014, was passionate about affordable housing, was an expert in the field and one of its major contributors.

“The David Reznick Foundation gift will recharge the community revitalization efforts we began in the A. Price Woodard neighborhood through ‘Rock the Block’ in 2014,” said Ann Fox, Wichita Habitat for Humanity executive director.  “It (the gift) will allow us to further impact the community by increasing the number of owner-occupied homes and bring the pride of homeownership to the neighborhood through the acquisition of vacant properties and construction of one new, affordable home.”

“David Reznick devoted his life and career to accelerating affordable housing and revitalizing neighborhoods so we’re excited to be able to accomplish that with this gift to Wichita Habitat for Humanity,” said Maxine Siegel, DavidReznick Foundation’s advocacy  director. “This gift gives the foundation great pride because we know it will provide long-term stability for families for generations and strengthen a neighborhood.”

Wichita Habitat for Humanity launched Rock the Block in 2014 in order to best serve families and the growing need for safe, affordable housing. Its focus is on infill development in the A. Price Woodard Neighborhood with the goal of creating large areas of sustainable change. Since its launch, 38 families have moved into homes in the area bounded by Ninth and 13th streets and Hillside and Grove streets. Wichita Habitat is working in conjunction with numerous local non-profit partners, private and public investors as well as the City of Wichita and the A. Price Woodard Neighborhood Association.

Wichita Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian organization that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat homeowners build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Wichita Habitat is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and has served more than 200 families in the Wichita community since its founding in 1986. For more information, please visit www.wichitahabitat.org.

The David Reznick Foundation promotes community revitalization by building capacity, creating opportunities and strengthening community resources. DavidReznick‘s passion for life and affordable housing shaped his career, his family, and his social action.  David loved to help people connect with others and with opportunities that would help them accomplish their goals. This understanding that success is achievable through collaboration is instilled in the mission and activities of the Foundation. https://www.reznickfoundation.org/