Habitat for Humanity aims “to eliminate poverty and homelessness from the world.”
Volunteers from Immanuel worked on S. Marshall Street to build houses under the auspices of Habitat for Humanity. This recently completed sixteen-house building project is one of the largest, most concentrated projects that Hartford Habitat has ever undertaken. Proud homeowners moved into their new homes in 2013. We believe this effort to construct safe affordable housing can be truly transformative for us and for our neighborhood.
One of the homes we are helping to construct close to S. Marshall St is designated a House of Faith; it will be a family home built and funded by multiple faith communities. From the auction proceeds in 2011, Immanuel was able to pledge $12,000 for the House of Faith.
We at Immanuel are not strangers to Habitat for Humanity, having helped to build over 20 houses in the Hartford area over the last 15 years.
Habitat for Humanity enables home ownership for low income working families. It requires that potential owners can afford a modest mortgage (about $600-$700/month), provide 150 hours of sweat equity and receive 50 hours of home owner training.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity, visit their website: www.hartfordhabitat.org. To learn about Immanuel build dates and to volunteer, contact Immanuel member Kent Dunlap.