Second floor joists have been installed at 383 Jay Street and a special "Happy Birthday!!" to Flo, one of our weekly Hammer & Saw volunteers on the Wednesday crew!
Next up is second story subfloors. Check out the buttons below for upcoming volunteer opportunities for both construction and ReStore.
Hope Builds Gala: Please see the bottom of the gala page for safety requirements for this event.
Vaccination: While highly encouraged, we currently have no vaccination requirements.
Masking & COVID-19 Community Level: Monroe County has been elevated to a "high" COVID-19 Community Level. Based on that designation and CDC guidance, Flower City Habitat for Humanity is requiring indoor masking for all staff and volunteers, regardless of vaccination status (effective Tuesday, April 26).
Additional information on mask types, use, care of masks, and free N95 respirators can be found here.
Additionally, we also recommend masking for ReStore customers and visitors. The gala team are discussing precautions and will send a separate update for any changes to what has already been announced. See the bottom of the gala page for safety requirements for this event.
Health Screening: We no longer require a daily health screening questionnaire, but we continue to ask all staff, volunteers, and visitors to stay home if they are not feeling well. Even if you have tested negative for COVID-19, we don't want to spread other illnesses either.
COVID positive tests, exposures, and illness (among volunteers): Please click here for guidance.
We continue to monitor CDC, NYS, & Monroe County guidance, but please note that these protocols will remain our affiliate policy until updated by FCHH (last updated on 04/25/2022).
Thank you to Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Rochester Mayor Malik Evans, NYS Assemblymember Demond Meeks, and all the other volunteers and supporters who joined us in-person and online to celebrate the completion of our 250th house!
This milestone build, located on Campbell Street, was made possible through a longstanding partnership with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and their dedication to investing in housing and building a stronger, healthier community.
Congratulations Tiphfany for all the work you put in to get to this point and thank you for partnering with us to achieve your goal of homeownership!
Check out photos, video, and news coverage below!
More construction progress at 383 Jay Street! In these photos, regular Habitat volunteers ("Hammer & Saw") are installing mud sills and the center beam on top of the basement foundation walls. Next up will be floor joists, subflooring, and walls! Check the buttons below for upcoming volunteer opportunities!
Construction is humming along at 383 Jay Street. We've gone from a hole in the ground to installing the foundation footers, to installing the insulated concrete forms in just a couple weeks!
Thank you to all the volunteers that helped us kick off this home in great fashion, check out the buttons below for upcoming volunteering opportunities!
JOSANA Neighborhood: Spectrum News journalist Andrew Freeman recently spoke with several residents in JOSANA to hear how homeownership has improved their neighborhood.
The interview includes kids who have grown up in the neighborhood, the Director of the Tyshaun Cauldwell R-Center for Hope, and Natasha, the new owner of the 100th Habitat home in the area!
Emma & Beechwood Neighborhoods: If you aren't familiar with Connected Communities, they are "Dedicated to building up EMMA and Beechwood neighborhoods from within by engaging residents, service providers, and community partners in our holistic approach."
Flower City Habitat for Humanity is one of many partners who are helping with this effort that encompasses everything from education, economic opportunity, health and wellness, and of course... housing.
Last week they presented a thorough quarterly update, including housing efforts. The link below will start the video at the housing update, but if you are interested in learning more about other neighborhood initiatives, just start the video from the beginning!
Construction has begun at 383 Jay Street and we need volunteers!
This home was made possible by a generous individual donor which means we have a lot of volunteer opportunities to help build it. Click the buttons below for availability. Some April shifts are open now and more will open on a rolling basis, so check back throughout the month for additional availability.
Looking to buy a Habitat home? Applications have closed on this one, but two others are accepting applications now, with more to come. Click the upcoming homes button for more information.
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