We are very excited about breaking ground for the new construction of Universal Design, single family houses in Prince George’s County. On Friday, March 22, over 50 members of the community, consisting of government, business, faith groups and members of the Habitat Board of Directors, attended a ceremony to launch the building of an affordable and healthy house in the Town of Fairmount Heights.
The vacant lot where the house will be built was purchased by Habitat from Prince George’s County. Several other single family lots are in Habitat’s pipeline for new construction as well.
About Universal Design Homes…..
Universal Design focuses on building homes that are accessible to all regardless of age or ability, accommodating families throughout their life cycle. For example, a no step entry makes access easy for parents with strollers and those in wheelchairs. Also, each home has two bathrooms, one with a walk in shower and the other includes a tub with a seat for easy bathing of children. We’re excited about this flexible and thoughtful design focused on a family’s needs over many years.
Special thanks go to Stephanie Anderson, attorney with O’Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A., and a member of the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors for providing the Welcome & Overview.
Special remarks were given by Congressman Anthony Brown, Maryland’s 4th District, Ken Sonner, Senior Vice President, Old Line Bank, and Eddie Quinn, Chief Financial Officer, TW Perry.
A blessing of the construction site was provided by Pastor R. Kevin Matthews, The Shepherd’s House ICC.
In addition to Stephanie Anderson, other members of the Habitat board included Vice Chair, Loretta Sevier, and Edward W. Hummers, Jr., and former board member Buck Bartley, The Bartley Corp.
We were pleased to have Marvin Turner, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Jolene Ivey, Prince George’s Council Member District #5 join the celebration as well.
Habitat for Humanity believes that housing affordability is a fundamental human right. You can get more information about our work by visiting our web site www.habitatmm.org
Habitat is currently taking applications for homeownership as well!