Broome County Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on 27th Home

Published 08/06 2014 04:33PM

Updated 08/06 2014 05:16PM

Broome County Habitat for Humanity is beginning work on its 27th home.

A ground breaking ceremony was held Wednesday morning at the corner of Floral Avenue and Willow Street in Johnson City. Two single family homes will be built there.

Habitat builds affordable homes for hardworking families who meet income guidelines. Families also secure a no-interest mortgage through the program.

Belknap Lumber is giving a shed and $10,000 worth of windows and doors to the project, courtesy of Marvin Windows and Diamond Integrity.

This will be Habitat's first home built since the 2011 flood, although it has rehabbed several.

"It is the greatest blessing for this community to watch a family continue to be successful, to start off learning about what Habitat is, to work on their financials, to know what it takes to become a home owner," said Amy Winans, the executive director of Broome County Habitat for Humanity.

The Advel family, who will eventually buy the house, couldn't be at the ceremony, because it just welcomed a new baby boy into the world Wednesday morning.

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