Genesee Habitat to host ribbon cutting for ‘Almost Home’ Program & Townhomes

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Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (Genesee Habitat), is proud to announce a Ribbon Cutting to be held on April 30 at 3:30pm at 315 Sylvan Court in Flint. The event acknowledges the launching of the “Almost Home” program and the completion of the townhomes.  Genesee Habitat is one of only a few of the 1,200 affiliates nationwide approved for the program. “Almost Home” serves as a safe, affordable living option for families in queue for a Habitat home. The recently completed townhomes on Sylvan Court will serve as housing for the program.

Genesee Habitat was formed with the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live and builds six to ten new Habitat homes in Genesee County each 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,” and be able to afford an affordable mortgage. “Many of our homeowner partner families in queue for a Habitat home are currently living in unsafe, overcrowded conditions with unaffordable rent” notes Thomas Hutchison, Executive Director of Genesee Habitat. “With the ‘Almost Home’ program, our homeowner partners will have the option of a healthy, affordable living situation while their home is being built. Additionally, with ‘Almost Home’s’ affordable rent, they will also have the opportunity to strengthen their finances, further ensuring their future success as homeowners.”

To RSVP for the dedication ceremony, please email development@geneseehabitat.org. For information on Genesee Habitat’s programs, visit www.geneseehabitat.org or call (810) 766-9089.

 

About Genesee County Habitat for Humanity

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 to ten 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 at no charge.

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