- Nov. 4, 2019
-- South Shore Habitat for Humanity which has delivered quality housing in partnership with families in need for the past 32 years, recently held a groundbreaking for a single family home at 10 Electric Avenue in Easton. Community officials joined South Shore Habitat for Humanity (SSHH) in the groundbreaking ceremony.
SSHH is pleased to partner with the Town of Easton Affordable Housing Trust and Community Preservation Act Program to build an affordable single-family home for an income-qualified family. The program has generously provided the land and a grant toward the project. The home will be built with the generous donation of time, treasures and talent of both community volunteers and the SSHH Family Partner, who must commit to 500 hours of ''sweat equity." This will be the fourth SSHH home built in Easton; helping to of ensure everyone has a decent place to live.
The groundbreaking was attended by officials from the Town of Easton including, Director of Planning Stephanie Danielson, Select Board Member Charles King, Affordable Housing Trust Member James Truax, Vice Chair of the Select Board Craig Barger and Town Administrator Connor Read. Also in attendance were SSHH Board of Director members, staff and volunteers. The Immaculate Conception Church and the Covenant Congregational Church, both of Easton also joined the groundbreaking ceremony.
The Easton Family Partners are Jacob Reasoner and Jenny Poberetsky and their two school aged children. Reasoner is a custodian at the Parkview Elementary School in Easton and the family was on hand for the groundbreaking of their new home.
Since 1986 South Shore Habitat for Humanity has built 64 homes. With help from its donors and volunteers the organization is on target to complete 12 homes by 2020.
"The Easton community has generously supported our mission of providing affordable housing," said South Shore Habitat Executive Director Martine Taylor. "We are so pleased to be able to partner with the Town of Easton and organizations and individuals in the community to build this home. We look forward to a wonderful build in Easton and we invite community members to participate."
Habitat Family Partners are selected through an application process based on a number of factors including their ability to pay, willingness to partner, and their need for adequate housing. The program also requires that Family Partners put in "sweat equity hours" alongside local volunteers on the building of their home.
To learn how to get involved with the Easton build please email Beth Lyons at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about South Shore Habitat for Humanity visit www.sshabitat.org,
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