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Habitat for Humanity building 20 affordable homes in Sharswood

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 2300 block of Oxford Street used to be the site of a housing project until it was demolished a few years ago.  Now, Habitat for Humanity is part of an effort to transform the area.

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Habitat for Humanity breaks ground in North Philadelphia

NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Habitat for humanity is at the forefront of a major project, that will bring 20 new affordable homes to one Philadelphia community.

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January 12

Local Family Gets Forever Home Through Habitat For Humanity

CBS Philly

Saturday’s unveiling was the final home on the 21-unit, $3.7 million project.

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January 12

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia completes Diamond Park development with final home dedication

by Andrew Seidman, Philadelphia Inquirer

Moments before Niela Collins was presented the keys to her new house, the reality began to set in. “This is a dream come true,” she said Saturday. “I am a homeowner.”

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October 7

Philly nonprofits team up to help older homeowners with much-needed repairs

Habitat for Humanity and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia helped repair homes

Justin Udo, KYW Newsradio

For the last 45 years, Sylvia Genoy has lived in her home in Northeast Philadelphia. During that time, she and her husband were able to keep it in tip-top shape.

“Over the years, he was a very handy man and he knew what to do, and me too. I always took pleasure in fixing and doing,” she said.

But after her husband passed away a few years ago and her physical health took an unfortunate turn, she has not been able to keep up with maintenance and repairs as she would like.

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October 7

Giving back through home repairs for those in need in the Northeast

Hard at work on a Sunday morning, and not for their own benefit, but someone else’s. Someone they’ve never met, named Sharon Sibley, of Northeast Philadelphia.

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August 25

Harcum College students help decorate family’s first home in North Philadelphia

by Sally Downey, for the Inquirer

After moving into her new townhouse in North Philadelphia earlier this summer, Latasha Raynor hung a “Bless Our Home” poster on the wall. She and her four children were finally home.

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August 15

Family gets ‘stability, security, a place to call home,’ thanks to Conshohocken developer’s new charity

by Lini Kadaba, for the Inquirer

She prayed for something better for her two children — Jade, 3, and Cameren, 9 — than the too tight, rundown apartment in West Philadelphia of the last four years, where she says mold has taken over the closets and aggravates her son’s asthma, the roof leaks, and cockroaches run roughshod every winter.

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May 25

Mother Of Three Gets Brand New Home Courtesy Of Habitat For Humanity

CBS Local reports her home was dedicated as the organizations 194th house.

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December 24

Habitat crew brings holiday smile to homeowner in need

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