Two families partnering with Warren County Habitat for Humanity to build their Habitat homes received a giant boost from the Warren County Board of Realtors this month. The Board, which supports real estate professionals in the county, organized a build site work session attended by Realtors from several real estate offices in the county. The group assisted with cleanup, preparation and painting of the homes’ basement access doors, and with general grounds cleanup.
“As part of our annual outreach program, we asked the Habitat team how we could help with one of their current projects, leading to our volunteering session at the site”, commented Jeannie Luongo, Executive Officer of the Board of Realtors. “We also applied for and received a Housing Opportunity Grant from our state organization, and were able to present the Habitat group with a check for $2,000 for ongoing work at the duplex”.
Ben Eskow, Executive Director of Warren County Habitat for Humanity, thanked the Realtors on behalf of the partner families. Construction of the duplex is taking place in the Port Colden section of Washington Township. Two families, consisting of a total of eight people, will occupy the homes, scheduled to be completed by the first quarter of 2017.