PLYMOUTH, MA–Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, Inc., a nonprofit organization with a mission of providing decent affordable housing in the region, announced the transfer of two homes from the organization to selected Habitat partner homeowners.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth had been building four homes concurrently at different points over the last three years. Hakeem’s home in Kingston was completed first, in January 2020. Allison and Taylor passed papers on their home on Long Pond Road in Plymouth early this year. The remaining two homes were dedicated in a small ceremony celebrated earlier this spring, and late last month, the papers were signed and Jen and Tracy joined Allison and Taylor and Hakeem in being the newest HFHGP partner homeowners.
All four homeowners helped to build their own homes alongside volunteers. Pandemic restrictions caused a prolonged building process for the Long Pond homes, but all three were completed this year. The latest two homes were designated for single-mother military veterans and their children.
“After so many years, and so many challenges, it’s so gratifying to see these two families living in homes they can call their own,” said Jim Middleton, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth. “The greater Habitat family is so happy for Jen and her family, and for Tracy and her family, and we are overjoyed to see them become HFHGP homeowners alongside Hakeem, Allison and Taylor.
“The burden of high housing costs has been lifted, and they can now raise their children (a total of five across the two houses) in the comfort and dignity of secure, stable, affordable homeownership – all while being surrounded by the quiet beauty of their wooded landscape,” Middleton added.
“We are eager to get started on our next home and continue our mission of providing safe affordable housing for those in our community who need a hand up,” Middleton said.
Efforts are underway to identify and secure new land throughout HFHGP’s region, which includes Plymouth, Kingston, Carver, Middleboro, Plympton, and Lakeville, in order to help address the significant increasing need for affordable workforce housing.