A dedication ceremony and block party on August 26 marked the completion of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s latest affordable housing initiative in North Philadelphia’s Diamond Park community.
“It’s not getting better out here. It’s getting worse. Every day, killings. Senseless killings,” said Alelisa Stephens, a residential aide who works near where Officer Chris Fitzgerald was killed on Saturday.
Ten volunteers from chemical company, Arkema, came out to help build six homes with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia at 16th and Page Streets for MLK Day of Service.
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is celebrating a major milestone. In the coming weeks, the nonprofit will finish up repairs on a two-story rowhome in Hunting Park — the organization’s 1,000th project since launching in 1985.
A mother and son cut the ribbon on their new home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity’s Oxford Green Project. The project, once completed, will include the construction of 20 new homes.
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.
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.
Saturday’s unveiling was the final home on the 21-unit, $3.7 million project.
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.”
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.