Middlesex Habitat for Humanity to build a new house in Middletown

Middlesex Habitat for Humanity is gearing up for a build in downtown Middletown, enabling one more partner family to become a homeowner in Middlesex County.

The property

A vacant wood frame house was recently purchased by Middlesex Habitat for Humanity. After extensive evaluation, the house was determined to be beyond repair and the decision was made to demolish the existing structure and to build a new home. The new home will feature an accessible first floor and bedroom and will be energy star certified. Construction on the new Habitat home to be located at the intersection of Prospect Street and Liberty Street in Middletown, is expected to begin in the spring, 2013.

Habitat is very fortunate to have received a $50,000 challenge grant from The Peach Pit Foundation, a Middlesex County Family Foundation committed to helping individuals and families with a step up. For information on how to partner with Middlesex Habitat to help fund the Liberty Street house project, please contact Middlesex Habitat for Humanity of CT., Inc. at 860-343-9179 or visit website at www.habitatmiddlesex.org.

Home ownership

Families interested in applying for home ownership should attend an informational meeting on Monday, February 4th at the Habitat Office, 34 Shunpike Rd. Cromwell, CT. For additional information, please call Joyce Yarrow at the Habitat office (860-343-9179). Eligibility requirements can be found on the Middlesex Habitat website www.habitatmiddlesex.org.

Volunteers needed

Construction is expected to begin in March of 2013. Team build requests are now being accepted for full build days. Companies and individuals interested in participating in the build project should contact Manny Cunard [ email ] (860-316-8827). Construction will take place every Saturday from 8:30 to 3:30 and on occasional weekdays.

About Middlesex Habitat for Humanity of CT., Inc.

Founded in 1996, Middlesex Habitat for Humanity of CT, n Ic. is an independently operated affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit 501(c)3, Christian, ecumenical housing ministry. Our sole mission is to build or renovate simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with eligible families. Our objective is to eliminate substandard housing in Middlesex County, CT, one house at a time. We seek to make decent housing a matter of conscience and action.