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South Shore Habitat for Humanity Holds Home Dedication Ceremony for their 58th Home
A group of neighbors, family, friends and South Shore Habitat volunteers and staff gathered to bless the home and turn over the keys to the new owners, the Martin-Lyons family. A tour of the home followed the ceremony. Construction began at the location in early December, and over the next six months the house was built with the volunteer effort of local residents, corporate partners and members of the faith community.
Vicki Oman of the House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Hingham gave the invocation and the family was welcomed by James Duff, President of South Shore Habitat for Humanity.
The Martin-Lyons family put in "sweat equity hours" alongside local volunteers on the construction of their home. Family Partners purchase the home and receive a 30-year, zero-interest mortgage and each home does have a perpetual deed restriction that maintains the affordability status of each home. Habitat Family Partners are selected through a competitive process based on their ability to pay, willingness to partner and need for adequate housing. South Shore Habitat for Humanity offers a "hand-up, not a hand-out." "Habitat doesn't build these homes, communities build these homes," said Martine Taylor, Executive Director of South Shore Habitat for Humanity."We are so very grateful to all of our donors and supporters for making this home ownership opportunity available for our newest family partners."
"We want to thank everyone – all the volunteers who have helped to make this homeownership dream a reality. Whether you built on the house, volunteer in the office or the ReStore, or give financially – we are truly grateful. Your generosity is an inspiration to our family! Thank you for sharing this journey with us," said the Martin-Lyons family.
The home on Lake Shore Drive is the 58th home built since South Shore Habitat for Humanity began in 1986. It is the fourth home to be constructed in Duxbury and construction has also begun on a six-unit subdivision on Temple Street in Duxbury, MA.
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.
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.