Pitman, NJ (Tuesday, January 05, 2021) – On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, just weeks into 2021, the Abouhali Family who partnered with Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity will receive the keys to homes they helped build alongside volunteers and will begin paying an affordable mortgage. The new home is located at 22 Carpenter Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096.
The Carpenter Street project is the culmination of a community partnership with Harbaugh Cottages. Harbaugh Cottages donated the materials, time, and project management for all stages of the home build. The Home Dedication will be Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity’s first virtual dedication and can be streamed on Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/GloucesterCountyHabitat) at 4pm on Tuesday the 19th.
With the help of volunteers, the family worked hard to build the house that they will call home. “I’ve never owned a home before,” Khalid said. “I want to thank everyone involved for their help. I have met some amazing people and have loved working with everyone.” Prior to receiving their house keys, the family, like all Habitat Homeowners, completed 350 hours of sweat equity, took financial workshops, and saved $4,500 toward closing costs.
“Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity builds year-round and the opportunity for a December home dedication is quite special to us.” said Tony Isabella, Executive Director of Gloucester County Habitat. “There really isn’t a better feeling than being Home for the Holidays with the ones you love. This home in Woodbury is hand-up for the Abouhali’s, and an opportunity for them to achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through homeownership. This dedication is also a time for us to celebrate our affiliate providing 3 families affordable housing during the 2020 pandemic.”
“As the financing agency for this home, South Jersey Federal Credit Union is happy to help give a hardworking family a reason to celebrate this holiday season,” said Daniel Sulpizio, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of South Jersey Federal Credit Union and President of Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors. “It’s always gratifying to help a family achieve the goal of affordable homeownership, but it’s especially heartwarming to play a role in helping a family spend the holidays in a brand new home.”
Since our founding in 1986, Gloucester County Habitat has helped people living in poor conditions build places to call home. Today more than 49 families are experiencing stability that leads to better, affordable living conditions, improved health, stronger childhood development, and increased financial independence.For more information about our homeownership program, please visit www.gc-habitat.org or email email@example.com
Habitat’s work is made possible thanks to the City of Woodbury, who donated the land, PSE&G and 500 volunteers who worked to build a place for Khalid and his family to call home.
About Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity: Since 1986, Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity has continued its mission to provide quality housing to those in need. Habitat serves Gloucester County’s residents by providing low to moderate income families with the opportunity to purchase safe, decent and affordable homes.