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Habitat for Humanity restarts work on first home since pandemic began

Posted at 5:22 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 17:23:18-04

BALTIMORE — The pandemic has put a lot of work on hold Including some charitable work around the area.

Now, Habitat for Humanity says they're back up and running and working to get families in need a roof over their heads.

They re-started work in East Baltimore this morning, refurbishing several homes on East Eager Street.

In all, they're working 16 homes in the area.

One habitat worker says the work they're doing reminded him of something Congressman John Lewis would say about building a beloved community and what that means.

"It means safety and affordable housing, it means access, it means other things too-- health, healthy housing, healthy homes, access to healthcare, that's what we're about-- I think that's what I see us working on here to actually build a beloved community."

While Habitat for Humanit doesn't do healthcare, their partners on this project do.

Johns Hopkins Hospital helped the non-profit get this project started.

They're calling the home the Hopkins Hospital Habitat House in East Baltimore.