March 6, 30-plus volunteers, donors, board members, house-building partners,
Construction Committee members and future Habitat for Humanity of Greater
Memphis homeowners gathered at the Memphis Habitat offices for the Spring 2014
Build Kickoff Reception.
reception is held before each building project as a meet ‘n’ greet for the homeowners and
the partner organizations and volunteers who will help them build their new
homes. It’s a great time of fellowship before construction begins!
work will begin in the Uptown neighborhood near downtown Memphis on Friday,
March 14. Over the next eight weeks, hundreds of volunteers from Memphis-area
businesses, churches and other faith-based organizations, high schools and universities will work alongside
homeowners to make their dream of first-time homeownership a reality.
Four Memphis-area families will build and buy their first homes with Memphis Habitat during the Spring 2014 Build season.
"Habitat provides a hand up toward homeownership with our 0%-interest, zero-profit mortgage," said Executive Director Dwayne Spencer. "We are looking forward to working with these new homeowner families and the partners who help make our work possible."
Foundation of Memphis, Inc.
Loan Bank of Cincinnati
Humanity of Tennessee
Memphis Land Bank-Uptown, LLC
Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency
Housing Development Agency Housing Trust Fund
Memphis Habitat has completed 13 homes in Uptown and rehabbed more than 50
existing single-family homes there. Memphis Habitat will complete 50 new homes and
100 rehab projects in Uptown over the next two years.
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