On Friday, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County dedicated a home for the Acevedo family in the Grace Point community.
This is the eighth home to be dedicated in the Grace Point community where Habitat has built six new homes and rehabbed two homes. The neighborhood, when completed, will be home to thirteen families.
Like all Habitat Greenville program participants, the Acevedo family has completed 25 hours of homeownership education classes as well as 250 hours of “sweat equity,” working on their home and the homes of other Habitat homeowners. They will pay an affordable mortgage for the home.
Friday’s dedication is a significant milestone in the Acevedo family’s journey to home ownership. The family has been living in a three-room apartment for over ten years with unpredictable utility bills and a myriad of neighbors in and out. They were even forced to start turning the air conditioning off in the summer when the electric bills rose to over $300 per month.
This summer, they won’t have that problem. When they sign the mortgage to purchase their new house, they will be able to move into an energy-efficient, affordable home. The family’s message to Habitat supporters and volunteers: “Thank you for helping build dreams!”
About Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County:
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County opened its doors in 1985 to bring families, community partners and volunteers together to construct affordable, energy-efficient homes that help families build strength, stability and self-reliance. As of January 2018, Habitat Greenville has completed construction of 348 homes. Habitat Greenville received the 2017 Builder of the Year award from EarthCraft, and in recognition of financial health, accountability and transparency, maintain a 4-Star Charity status by Charity Navigator and a Silver Star rating from Guidestar.
Habitat Greenville ReStores are located at 3033 Wade Hampton Boulevard in Taylors and 10017 Pelham Pointe in Simpsonville. Call 864-312-5016 for free donation pickups.
Learn more at www.habitatgreenville.org.