Senators Carper, Coons join Habitat for Humanity International CEO for review of community revitalization projects in Wilmington
WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons (both D-Del.) today joined Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford for a bus tour highlighting multiple Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County projects underway around the city of Wilmington.
Throughout the day, stakeholders involved with the projects joined the tour, including financial supporters and community members benefiting from Habitat’s efforts. The bus tour visited Stubbs Early Education Center, a Critical Home Repairs site in the 500 block of East 9th Street, multiple projects between the 800 and 1000 block of Bennett Street, and a Prices Run neighborhood site at Lamotte and East 22nd streets. The stops put on full display the breadth of work undertaken by Habitat for Humanity locally.
In the evening, Senator Coons, Reckford, and Dr. Andre M. Perry, author of “Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities,” participated in the “Affordable Housing Summit: Perspectives to Address the Crisis at the Local, Federal, and Global Levels,” a conversation moderated by New Castle County Habitat for Humanity CEO Kevin Smith. The event was hosted at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall.