Two families were made new homeowners thanks to the efforts of Habitat Susquehanna and their partners.
The first house was donned "Habi-Tech" in recognition of the efforts of students from Harford Technical High School who participated in the two-year long build. The modular home was moved to its permanent location in Aberdeen in May, with volunteers putting on the finishing touches up until July 10.
“My ultimate goal and dream has always been to own a house,” said Jessica Northcutt, who takes over the home with her two boys. “My kids deserve the best and I want them to be proud of their mommy’s accomplishments. I also want them to have a stable, amazing, safe and secure home.”
Three days later, Donna Kropp had her house dedicated in Joppa. The townhouse was rehabbed as part of May's National Women Build Week, a program sponsored by Lowe's. The campaign encourages women to volunteer and unite with Habitat projects while learning construction skills. Kropp's home was made possible thanks to the efforts of 92 volunteers, 72 of whom were women.
All Habitat homeowners undergo a rigorous financial review to make sure they meet eligible housing needs and can pay a mortgage. They also participate in educational programs that strengthen their families and ensure an understand financial literacy. Homeowners make affordable monthly payments on the home that help Habitat Susquehanna build more homes.