Habitat for Humanity-Spokane invites you to attend a special Home Dedication
as a future homeowner family accepts the keys to their safe, decent, affordable home in West Central.
Funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Habitat and its partners have focused on acquiring units in neighborhoods at the highest risk for displacement, gentrification, and lack of affordable homeownership opportunities.
“Programs like CDBG are crucial to creating a sustainable future for Spokane by building more affordable homeownership opportunities. Every revitalized home, completed with robust partnerships, promises to be a permanently affordable homeownership option now and forever,” says Michelle Girardot, CEO of Habitat for Humanity-Spokane. “Shared equity homeownership programs and the revitalization of properties like these have a direct correlation on positive job creation while creating thriving mixed-income neighborhoods.”
By partnering with the City of Spokane to acquire homes and revitalize neighborhoods, Habitat for Humanity is able to leverage its volunteer base, sponsors, and homebuyer readiness activities to breathe new life into these homes while creating access to homeownership. Those leveraged activities also ensure the homes are affordable at purchase and remain affordable for generations.
However, identifying and purchasing units have been difficult with the lack of inventory and an overvalued market that has just started to cool. Partners like A Better Way, LLC help to cast a wide net to serve the growing need for affordable housing in Spokane.
A Better Way, LLC’s Chauncey Jones shared, “Dr Martin Luther King once said “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” A Better Way’s collaboration with Habitat for Humanity-Spokane and Greenstone allows us to continually answer this call to action. We look forward to helping people achieve the dream of homeownership one door at a time. Together, and only together, can we create a Beloved Community.”
While the work to rehab blighted properties in Spokane is powerful to witness, the transformation during a future Habitat homeowner’s journey to homeownership is even more so. The partnership requirements for qualified homebuyer families are rigorous but ensure each homebuyer is more than prepared to be a successful homeowner.
At this home dedication in West Central, supporters of Habitat for Humanity-Spokane will come together to witness a family unlock strength, stability, and self-reliance through the keys to their new future.
To watch the celebration online or attend in person, RSVP:
or call (509) 534-2552
With a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own.
Habitat for Humanity is a partnership — Habitat homeowners receive financial education, help build their houses, and pay an affordable mortgage.
Families that partner with Habitat-Spokane work hard to build a better life for themselves – and their children. Partner families earn 250 sweat equity hours helping build their own homes and taking financial education classes (provided for free by Habitat), where they learn how to improve their credit, pay off debt, and save money. After completing all the program requirements, they purchase their Habitat home at an affordable price – mortgage payments are never more than 30% of their income.
ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-SPOKANE:
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity-Spokane began in 1987. Habitat-Spokane aims to put God’s love into action and brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Families and individuals in need of a hand-up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Future Habitat homeowners work alongside volunteers, earn sweat equity, attend homebuyer workshops, save for closing costs, and pay an affordable mortgage. Habitat-Spokane is an equal opportunity housing provider.
Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat-spokane.org and follow @HFHSpokane on Twitter and @HabitatSpokane on Facebook.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2022
Habitat for Humanity-Spokane
(509) 598-9820 cell