Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (Genesee Habitat), is proud to announce a Home Dedication on May 14 at 3:30pm at 2392 Denise Drive in Clio. Genesee Habitat was formed with the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live and builds six-eight new homes in Genesee County per year.
As active participants in building a better future for themselves and their families, qualified Habitat homeowner partners must meet certain criteria: be in need of better housing, be willing to partner with Habitat in the form of “sweat equity” or other services, and be able to afford an affordable mortgage.
Eddie and Chartima both grew up in Flint and met each other while teenagers. “We wanted a stable home in Genesee County, but our income made it hard to find something affordable,” says Chartima, in a recently released press release. “I was so happy that Habitat picked my family and felt a sense of relief. It was perfect timing because we were expecting a baby girl in February 2021. Now that she is here, our family is finally complete and we can start new traditions in our new home.”
“We are thrilled to have been able to partner with Eddie and Chartima on their journey toward becoming homeowners and we are excited for them as they start this new chapter of their lives, built on the solid foundation of homeownership,” says Thomas Hutchison, Executive Director of Genesee Habitat. For more information on the dedication ceremony, email email@example.com or for information on Genesee Habitat’s programs, please visit geneseehabitat.org or call 810.766.9089.
About Genesee County Habitat for Humanity
Genesee Habitat is one of nearly 1,200 U.S, affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, which was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, with the vision of eliminating poor housing conditions and homelessness from the world. Since then, Habitat for Humanity has maintained that vision by incorporating both housing and community development in its mission of building homes, communities and hope. Founded in 1990, Genesee Habitat, yearly builds or rehabs six-eight affordable homes in Genesee County, provides approximately 100 Genesee County homeowners with critical repair services, and invests in numerous neighborhood projects throughout the city of Flint. Genesee Habitat also operates the ReStore, which offers greatly discounted new or slightly used household items to the public, diverting 300 tons a year from Genesee County landfills. Additionally, in partnership with LISC, Genesee Habitat opened the Financial Opportunity Center, where Genesee County residents can receive financial coaching and job preparedness assistance, free of charge.