On Tuesday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m., Memphis Habitat will host
its Spring 2014 Build Dedication Ceremony in the Uptown neighborhood. At the
ceremony, homeowners will celebrate their amazing achievement alongside Habitat
staff, house-building partners, donors and volunteers.
To date, Memphis Habitat has constructed 17 homes in Uptown.
The organization also has conducted critical repair work on more than 50
existing owner-occupied homes in the neighborhood. Uptown is Memphis Habitat’s
current neighborhood of focus, and it has plans to build a total of 50 homes in
the neighborhood and reach 100 critical repair projects there.
With the completion of the 2014 spring build, Memphis Habitat
has now served more than 480 Memphis-area families via its house-building and
critical repair programs. Habitat homeowners purchase their homes with a zero-interest mortgage, invest
hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” and complete a multi-week financial
partners for spring 2014 include Ed and Sue Clark; Bolton High School National
Honor Society; Bolton High School Volunteer Club; Buckeye Technologies, Inc.;
Cargill; Cummins Inc; Germantown High School; Germantown Presbyterian Church;
Germantown United Methodist Church; Grace United Methodist Church; Holy Rosary Catholic
Church; Houston High School; Idlewild Presbyterian Church; International Paper;
Pfizer; Rhodes College; St. Agnes Academy; St. Benedict at Auburndale High
School; St. George’s Independent School; Stratas Foods and The University of
Memphis Habitat Campus Chapter.
Habitat’s Uptown Neighborhood Partners include The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc.; Bank
of Bartlett; Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati; Habitat for Humanity of
Tennessee; Lauderdale-Greenlaw, LLC; Memphis Housing Authority; Memphis Land
Bank-Uptown, LLC; Memphis and Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency; and
Tennessee Housing Development Agency Housing Trust Fund.
2014 Build Special Support partners include Coca-Cola, Matrix Achievement
Group, Proctor & Gamble, Regions Bank, Running Pony Productions, Square D,
Valero Memphis Refinery, Valspar, Whirlpool and Yale Lock.
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