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 to the Homebuyer for all the work put in to get to this point and thank you for partnering with us to achieve your goal of homeownership!
Check out photos below!
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!
With Spring showers and new beginnings in the air, we celebrated our latest home dedication on Smith Street! This home was made possible by Perinton Congregations for Flower City Habitat for Humanity and the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation. Congrats Franchesca!
"Surprise Jae & Pito, welcome to our new home!"
What an amazing day. Despite personally building almost every week throughout construction, Natasha managed to keep her Habitat home a secret from her kids until today's dedication! Be sure to check out the livestream video (link below) for their reactions seeing the house and their new rooms!
Today's dedication was also a milestone for our affiliate and the Greater JOSANA Neighborhood, with this house being the 100th Habitat home built or renovated within a half mile of School 17!
This new home was generously sponsored by Thrivent and the Harvest Home Coalition, the fourth Habitat home they have partnered together on, raising the funds and volunteer labor needed to complete the home with Natasha. Thank you all for your partnership and hard work. Congratulations Natasha!
We’re celebrating with the next Habitat homeowner and members of Habitat’s Women Build program, the sponsors who made this nearly-complete new build possible. Just a few items to finish up and then it’ll be time to close on an affordable mortgage and move in!
Learn more about Edgar's path to homeownership, Women Build's team-based fundraising program that sponsored this house, and others who played critical roles in the transformation of this formerly vacant lot into a brand new home in the JOSANA Neighborhood!
Today we took time to celebrate with Habitat’s next homeowner and the sponsors who made this nearly-complete renovation possible. Just a few items to finish up and then it’ll be time to close on an affordable mortgage and move in!
Learn more about Jonathan's path to homeownership, Donald's generous decision to sponsor this house, and others who played critical roles in the transformation of this formerly vacant home into an opportunity and asset for Jonathan and the JOSANA Neighborhood.
Employees from Excellus BCBS joined us again today to build and raise second floor walls at 375 Campbell Street. The day started with great team work to lift walls, OSB boards, and exterior insulation up to the second floor and continued with lots of hammering, cutting, and lifting walls into place!
375 Campbell Street is the 250th Habitat home in Monroe County and is sponsored by Excellus BCBS, who is providing financial and volunteer support to make this home possible.
Today we were excited to join Greentopia and Green Visions for the ribbon cutting of their new outdoor classroom! This new addition done in partnership with Flower City Habitat enables Green Visions to provide a safe outdoor training space for Green Visions participants and a future gathering space open to the community.
"Greentopia and Green Visions are very grateful to Flower City Habitat for Humanity for all the work they did in creating a more beautiful and open campus that better serves the JOSANA neighborhood.
We are grateful to our donors, especially United Way, Rochester Area Community Foundation and The Davenport Hatch Foundation who made this addition to the Green Visions Campus possible."
It was a big week for volunteers from the Perinton Congregations as we prepared for arrival and installed the roof trusses at 871 Smith Street!
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