On Tuesday, July 28, Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg broke ground on four lots for four deserving families who live and work in our community. The lots were developed as part of the Forest Heights Neighbors Drive Community Development Block Grant project. Habitat partnered with local builders, houses of faith, and businesses to raise the money for the materials to build. The prospective homeowner must participate in the building effort by putting in “sweat equity” along with volunteers to complete the houses and they must maintain their own mortgage.
Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg partners with area families, local government, businesses, faith groups, schools, associations and individual volunteers and donors to build and renovate affordable homes for sale to qualifying families. James City County Community Development and Social Services is proud to participate in this partnership, part of the ongoing effort preserve affordable and workforce housing in the County.
Paul Holt, Community Development/Planning Director