Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity to celebrate completion of West Asheville neighborhood

On Friday, October 14th at 4:00pm, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the completion of its 24-house subdivision Hudson Hills, by dedicating the final six recently completed houses. Construction on the first home in the subdivision began more than two years ago, and the final homeowner will purchase her home from Habitat later this month.

The cul-de-sac on which the houses were built has been buzzing with activity since the first family moved in back in January 2015. On any given day after school lets out, one can see kids riding bicycles and playing in each other’s yards. Adults are often chatting at their mailboxes or on their front porches. Because all Habitat homebuyers are required to take homeownership preparation classes and complete a minimum of 200 hours of “sweat equity” (volunteer hours), they worked alongside each other and became friends, even before they became neighbors.

The houses to be dedicated are:
  • Leal-Sitjes family's house, made possible by Mortgage Payments from all Asheville Habitat Homeowners
  • Trantham-Roper family's house, sponsored by the W&S Foundation (proceeds from  Warren Haynes Presents: The Christmas Jam)
  • Stanley family's house, built in recognition of generous support from the North Carolina Housing and Finance Agency (NCHFA)
  • Haywood family’s home, a house built in honor of recently retired Asheville Area Habitat staffers Lew Kraus and Joan Cooper
  • Harper family's house, sponsored by an Anonymous Fund of the Foundation for the Carolinas and Publix Super Markets Charities
  • Jabs family's house, built in honor of generous support from the City of Asheville and Buncombe County

There will be a speaking program, light refreshments, and an opportunity to meet the homeowners and tour a few of the completed homes. The media and public are invited to attend this special event. Those interested in attending are asked to park at Biltmore Church at 220 Johnston Boulevard for the event (on the left, just north of Soulshine Court) and ride the provided shuttle.

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