Norwich Local Greenville Habitat for Humanity

Greeneville Habitat homes

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Habitat for Humanity in Norwich’s Greeneville neighborhood is almost finished with their project of building 10 homes on Sylvester Street and Margerie Street since 2019. The organization will be holding a dedication ceremony on Aug. 11 for the next two families moving into the neighborhood. After that, only two more homes are left to complete the project by the end of the year. Tara Filip, the director of mission advancement and integration for Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut, expressed excitement about the community coming together and families settling into their new homes.

Among the families moving in, one includes a mother with two preteens and a baby, while the other consists of April Pawlack and her high school senior daughter, Victoria Buchholz. Pawlack, who had previously received a Habitat home in Colorado due to her health conditions, had to move back to Connecticut as her heart condition worsened at the high elevation in Colorado. Despite being an existing Habitat homeowner, she reached out to Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut, who made special arrangements to help her move to their community.

Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut has other ongoing construction projects in different locations, aiming to provide affordable homes to those in need. Normally, their recipients are first-time homeowners who meet specific requirements, including the ability to pay an affordable mortgage, contribute volunteer hours to Habitat projects, and demonstrate a need for decent shelter.

Overall, Habitat for Humanity continues to play a crucial role in addressing the housing challenges in the area, striving to build homes efficiently and affordably for deserving families.