Habitat breaks ground on newest neighborhood
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville broke ground on our newest project, the Belmont Cottages, on Wednesday February 13th. When finished, Belmont Cottages will be an attractive, energy-efficient 15-unit, mixed-income neighborhood featuring seven market-rate homes and eight Partner Family Homes.
Helping eight new Partner Families realize their dreams at this site adjacent to Moore’s Creek near Belmont Park will bring us closer to our Project 20 goal of 20 homes completed this year.
The ceremony featured speeches by Habitat’s Executive Director, Dan Rosensweig, City Mayor Satyendra Huja, and Belmont-Carlton Neighborhood Association President Greg Jackson, as well as remarks from two of Habitat’s Partner Families, Towander Hammond and Wendy Miranda.
"A ceremony like this really helps us focus on the day a few months from now when our Partner Families -- who have worked so hard to get to this point -- accept their keys and walk through their doors as homeowners for the first time," said Rosensweig. "This makes it more real for them and it's just a great feeling."
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