Casa Alma Aids Partner Family
As a result of a partnership between Habitat and Casa Alma, the Charlottesville Catholic Worker, Habitat Partner Family Larry Washington and his daughter, who are currently working on their sweat equity requirements, recently moved into one of two Casa Alma transitional housing homes on Nassau Street, just a few blocks from Sunrise Park.
The partnership began six months ago when Casa Alma manager Laura Brown approached Habitat to offer transitional housing for Habitat Partner Families. The Washington family had been living in MACAA’s Hope House and his two year contract was coming to an end. The Casa Alma transitional home was a perfect solution. Its proximity to Sunrise will allow him to earn sweat equity hours more easily and his partnership with Casa Alma will allow him to save money toward his down payment on a new Habitat home.
The Washingtons will live in one of three homes on the Casa Alma property. They’ll be neighbors with Laura Brown, her husband Steve, and three children. Laura manages the programs of Casa Alma and tends to the community garden along with chickens and goats. The third house on the site is also transitional housing and in the past, has housed interns from the Church of the Incarnation and various families in need of a transitional home.
Casa Alma provides houses of hospitality and a sustainable living center. To learn more view, www.cvillecatholicworker.blogspot.com; contact Casa Alma at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434-409-0804.