Oct 1, 2022–Habitat is preparing to build House # 19. Construction should begin in December. The selected family will invest “sweat equity” working with Habitat volunteers to bring their dream come true of owning an affordable home.
The Board of Directors hosted Mr. Vince Michel, Fredericksburg’s City/County Housing Coordinator, during its regularly scheduled meeting to learn more about the challenges in providing affordable housing to working families in our community. The price of land and building materials in addition to the limited availability of subcontractors has greatly increased the cost of providing homes. Several long-term alternatives such as Community Land Trusts, Public Facility Corporations, and locally developed affordable housing neighborhoods to decrease total costs were discussed.