Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth has received a $2,500 grant from St. Anne’s Credit Union, which will support pre-development costs at multiple prospective sites in the organization’s service area.
The funds will be allocated to early-stage costs including engineering, surveying and architectural needs in order to build affordable homes for low- to moderate-income families in need of adequate shelter in the towns of Plymouth, Carver, Kingston, Middleboro, Lakeville and Plympton.
HFHGP is regularly engaged with evaluating potential sites for building affordable homes in the area and these funds will assist with moving projects forward through the pipeline, said Jim Middleton, Executive Director of HFHGP.
“We are very grateful to St. Anne’s Credit Union for their generous support,” he said. “With the real estate market as high as it’s been in recent years, the void of affordable housing in our area is stark. These funds will be put to use as we work toward building much-needed affordable homes in our communities.”
“St. Anne’s is always looking for ways to help our local communities prosper, and we are so proud to announce that our organization is granting $2,500 to the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth to assist them in funding active affordable home projects for our new neighbors in Plymouth and its surrounding towns,” said Eileen M. Danahey, St. Anne’s President and CEO. “With the significant lack of affordable housing available in this region, their efforts will provide low- to moderate-income families with stable housing without the burden of unaffordable costs, and we are honored to support their worthwhile cause.”
“Since our inception in 1936, we have prided ourselves on being a pillar of the areas we serve and in recognition of St. Anne’s newest location, The Lending Center opening in Plymouth, we thought it was a timely opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to the HFHGP who is doing an admirable job of improving and supporting our shared community,” she added.
HFHGP most recently completed two homes in Plymouth in early 2021, and the two veteran families have just celebrated their first holiday season in their own homes. In the tradition of Habitat, construction labor is provided by volunteers and selected partner homeowners help to build their own homes as well. Habitat homeowners also pay an affordable mortgage; the homes are not gifted.
“Through the Habitat model, we build strength, stability and self-reliance for those who face the burden of unaffordable or unsafe housing. Our work changes lives for generations, and we are so glad to have St. Anne’s Credit Union as a new partner in that effort,” said Middleton.
More information on Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth’s application process, volunteer programs, and ways to donate to the organization can be found at www.hfhplymouth.org.
For information on St. Anne’s newest location in Plymouth, including limited-time specials, visit The Lending Center at 55 Long Pond Road in Plymouth, stannes.com/Plymouth or call 508.730.LOAN.