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South Shore Habitat for Humanity holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Six-Unit project in Duxbury
South Shore Habitat for Humanity is working in partnership with the Town of Duxbury's Affordable Housing Trust (DAHT) on the Temple Street project, which is comprised of three duplexes. A new road named Feinberg Bog Road will allow access to the property which will sit on 2.91 acres that was formerly part of Camp Wing. The 2 bedroom townhomes will have approximately 1,200 square feet. Three of the townhomes will be low income homes and the other three will be moderate income homes. Applications are available through South Shore Habitat for Humanity, the Duxbury Library and the SS Habitat ReStore in Hanover or downloaded through the website. The deadline for applications is May 24th, 2018.
Chairman of the Duxbury Board of Selectmen Theodore J. (Ted") Flynn, Duxbury Town Manager René Read, Duxbury Affordable Housing Trust Chair Diane Bartlett and Duxbury Affordable Housing Trustee Sheila Lynch-Bettina were all on hand for the groundbreaking.
The non-profit organization is also accepting in-kind service donations from those skilled in construction, driveway installation, septic, and roofing.
The Temple Street project is the second South Shore Habitat project being built in Duxbury. Duxbury officials and South Shore Habitat for Humanity supporters broke ground on November 28 on a new single-family home at 66 Lake Shore Drive. Residents, corporate partners and members of the faith community have been volunteering their time and resources to build this single-family home.
"This is a great partnership between our nonprofit and the Town of Duxbury and the town's Affordable Housing Trust," said Martine Taylor, Executive Director of South Shore Habitat for Humanity. "The project design makes a smart use of the land so that we are able to provide housing for six families. This is truly about Duxbury neighbors helping neighbors"
About South Shore Habitat for Humanity
South Shore Habitat for Humanity is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to delivering simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need, and they are celebrating 30 years of service to the South Shore Community. South Shore Habitat for Humanity changes lives, not just with those who receive the homeownership opportunity, but for those who donate, contribute and volunteer. "Together, we build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter," says Martine Taylor, Executive Director. South Shore Habitat for Humanity seeks corporate partners, sponsors, and volunteers from the community.
To learn more or find out how to get involved, visitwww.sshabitat.org
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They are located at 20 Mathewson Drive, Weymouth, MA. Phone is 781-337-7744.
About the Town of Duxbury
Duxbury is a quintessential seaside residential community located approximately 35 miles south of Boston and home to an estimated 15,000 citizens. This community boasts historic homes and a wealth of history dating back to the original Pilgrim settlers. Duxbury takes pride in providing quality services and resources to its residents such as a new co-located Middle/High School, new Police Station and a new Fire Station. Its Senior Center is nationally recognized and offers an abundance of interactive programs for their older population. Duxbury is also rich in conservation of its natural surroundings, which includes many ponds, bogs, walking trails, and, of course, its famous beach. Duxbury is a town that values its humble beginnings and its continued sense of community. Duxbury is proud to partner with the South Shore Habitat for Humanity. Visit www.town.duxbury.ma.us (http://www.town.duxbury.ma.us/)