Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod Invites the Public to the Dedication of Four New Affordable Homes
Yarmouth Port, March 12, 2019 – Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod announces the dedication of four homes at Dickinson Drive in Marstons Mills.
The public is invited to the home dedication ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 4:00 PM, to thank sponsors, community donors, and volunteers and to celebrate the completion of homes that will be purchased by the families who helped build them.
Attendees should arrive a few minutes early to park and tour the homes before the ceremony begins. Carpooling is encouraged. If using a GPS, 531 River Road, Marstons Mills is the best address to use. Light refreshments will be served.
The homes are sold to families who qualify according to Habitat Cape Cod’s homeowner selection criteria – a demonstrated need for improved housing, the ability to repay an affordable mortgage, and willingness to partner with Habitat by completing 250-500 sweat-equity hours building their homes and the homes of their neighbors. Each home will be sold at an affordable price, with a deed rider to ensure that upon any future resale the home will remain affordable to an eligible household.
Major funding and generous community contributions were provided by a Community Development Block Grant through the Town of Barnstable, Town of Barnstable Community Preservation Act Funds, Town of Barnstable Affordable Housing and Economic Development Trust, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Charlesbank Homes, Barnstable Faith Build, Bank of America, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, Cape and Islands United Way, Bennett Charitable Foundation, Bequest of Arthur W. Baker and Housing Ministries of New England. Solar funding provided by Cape Light Compact JPE, Kenneth Foreman and Anne Giblin and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. Construction financing provided by Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, and Home Mortgages provided by The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod and Habitat Cape Cod.
About Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod: Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod was founded in 1988 and has developed 135 affordable homes in all 15 towns on the Cape, including recently completed homes in Brewster and Truro. Current builds include homes in Barnstable and Dennis. Local families help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Homes are deed restricted to remain affordable in perpetuity. With the support of Habitat and community contributors, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.