Habitat Newburgh Breaks Ground on New Houses

NEWBURGH – Habitat Newburgh broke ground on four new Habitat homes at 150, 152, 154, & 156 Ann Street. These four homes will make up Faith Builds II, and are being sponsored by long-time faith coalitions that partner with Habitat Newburgh—PresbyBuild, EpiscoBuild, Methodists & Friends Build—and a very special Unity House project which is supported by many different faith groups.

Habitat Newburgh has deep roots in the faith community, and the long-standing partnerships have been an instrumental part of Habitat’s work. The very first Habitat Newburgh house was a Unity House— sponsored by the collective efforts of local faith communities. Over Habitat Newburgh’s 17 years of building, Faith Build groups have sponsored 27 of the 79 completed homes, breaking ground today on an additional four homes.

When Habitat Newburgh built the 22-home E. Parmenter Street Development, a flagship of their community-building work, one set of five connected houses were designated as the Faith Builds, with each home sponsored by a Faith Build partner.

Today, shovels broke ground on Faith Builds II; work has begun on another set of Habitat homes that will be supported by countless prayers, volunteer hours, fundraising events, and donations big and small from communities of faith. Four future homeowners will look forward to living in a decent and affordable home, surrounded by walls built with great love.
Habitat Newburgh encourages people to get involved in the shelter ministry by joining in the Unity House. Individuals and faith groups are invited to commit to sponsor a child’s bedroom, a window, or the kitchen, and/or join in as a construction volunteer!

“Faith is at the foundation of our mission, and we are so grateful to have the continued support of local faith groups who have been a vital part of Habitat Newburgh’s work from the very beginning and today have reaffirmed that commitment as we embark on this latest project together,” says Cathy Collins, Habitat Newburgh Executive Director.

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