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Habitat for Humanity has launched a new statewide Pilot Repair Program for individuals and families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The program aims to help families coping with the pandemic and related issues deal with repairs or other home maintenance issues they are too sick to deal with or can’t afford.
It’s a joint effort from Habitat for Humanity New Castle and Sussex Counties.
“We’re getting a lot of requests – as Sussex County is also getting – from people who need Healthy Home Repairs,” said Beverly Ward, Director of Family Services for Habitat for Humanity in New Castle County. “For example, maybe they have asthma and there’s issues with their heating system and it’s clogged up – maybe their filter. Or maybe they have carpet and the carpet is in disrepair and that’s making their asthma act up.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a ripple effect on families throughout Delaware, including their housing. With more families and individuals sheltering in place, issues such as leaking roofs, no working heat and inadequate railings have come to the surface as urgent issues to resolve.
Thanks to two gifts from the Welfare Foundation and Barclays, Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, in conjunction with Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, is launching a pilot Healthy Homes Repair program for those impacted by COVID-19.
The Republic Services Charitable Foundation has unveiled its 11 National Neighbourhood Promise grants for 2021, funding neighbourhood revitalization projects across the country in communities where Republic Services customers and employees live and work. The majority of this year’s projects support neighbourhoods that have experienced disinvestment, and many of them address food insecurity and sustainability efforts.
More than 20 years ago, Sekea Murray was an avid volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Philadelphia while she was in high school, helping families achieve their dreams of becoming homeowners.
Now in 2021, Murray is one of those people getting her first home in Middletown.
“I did not think in a million years that I would be here,” the five-year Newark resident said.
Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County has initiated a statewide effort to provide new, energy-efficient refrigerators to low-income Delmarva customers in Delaware.
Working in collaboration with affiliates in Sussex County and Central Delaware, Habitat is piloting a statewide refrigerator replacement program conducted through all three ReStores.
The ReStore Refrigerator Replacement Program is made possible through a $500,000 Energize Delaware Empowerment Grant.
Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County (HFHNCC) has initiated a statewide effort to provide new, energy-efficient refrigerators to low-income Delmarva customers in Delaware. Working in collaboration with the Habitat affiliates in Sussex County and Central Delaware, HFHNCC is piloting a statewide refrigerator replacement program conducted through all three Habitat’s ReStores.