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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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May 10

Press Release: Oxford Green groundbreaking

Habitat breaks ground at Oxford Green (2300 W. Oxford) in Sharswood. When complete, Oxford Green will be home for 20 families in Habitat’s Homeownership Program.

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April 22

New help is here for Philly seniors who want stay in their homes

By Nichole Currie, Plan Philly 

Bobby McCurdy, 76, lives on his own in the four-bedroom Sharswood home he inherited from his mother. Living alone at this stage in his life doesn’t bother him — he likes the freedom to do what he wants, when he wants, he said.

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Volunteers build in West Philadelphia for Women’s Day

6 ABC Action News

Volunteers strapped on their safety goggles to help repair a woman’s home in West Philadelphia! It was part of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and Lowe’s Home Improvement coming together to perform repairs around the world on this day.

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Habitat For Humanity Philadelphia, Lowe’s Team Up For International Women Build Day

CBS Philly

Organizers hope to raise awareness about affordable housing needs facing women around the world.

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January 31

Habitat Philly receives support from American Trucks

AmericanTrucks.com (AT) setup the Positive Payload program to support non-profit organizations using pickup trucks in field work that leverages the building trades. This January, the aftermarket auto parts retailer has selected two more charities to receive a $2,000 award through their grant program. Established in 2017, the list of organizations benefiting from the program has grown to include Habitat for Humanity’s Philadelphia chapter, and Water Mission International.

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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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December 28

3 nonprofit managers on how to be a great (productive, actually useful) volunteer

By Peak Johnson for Generocity 

Do your research, let your skills lead and consider donating your time during the non-holiday season, say pros from Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, Broad Street Ministry and Hopeworks Camden.

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