As a long-time Habitat for Humanity volunteer and recent Family Advocate here at the Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity, I am inclined to keep everyone updated with all of the incredible things Habitat is accomplishing for affordable housing in the Charlottesville and Central Virginia areas.
Great Habitat news- I just received a newsletter that stated the following;
Those of you who are new to Habitat may not know that, along with donating hours of sweat equity, our partner families also repay a portion of their home’s cost with an interest-free mortgage. On October 6th, Habitat For Humanity of Greater Charlottesville celebrated a wonderful milestone. Our very first mortgage with our very first partner family was paid in full- and early, no less! Surrounded by family, friends, volunteers, staff, and board members past and present, Phyllis Meredith celebrated the completion of her Habitat mortgage in the yard of the home that began Habitat’s mission in our area. Dick Miller, her family advocate from all those years ago, presented her with the framed paid- in-full notice.
What an amazing program to see come full-circle! HFHGC is now conquering the redevelopment of two huge trailer parks in the Charlottesville area and it will be interesting to see the wonderful things to come from their efforts! If you are interested in learning more about HFHGC or getting a front row seat to see what they are actually doing for the Charlottesville community, please join us this Saturday!