Current, Completed, & Future Projects
Our current cluster build on Tulpehocken Street follows the same concept of newly renovated homes that protect the architectural integrity of their surrounding area. These three houses are set to be completed by the end of 2018. Several families currently participating in our program are working towards owning these homes by completing 300 hours of sweat equity with 75 hours of economic literacy education. These homes are located in an area ripe for revitalization…just down the street from Olivets Boys & Girls Club, blocks from Northwest Elementary School, and less than a mile from the site of our future Buttonwood Gateway project.
Our next build project!
Our next renovation project has begun on the 200 block of West Buttonwood Street!
This will be the first of many renovations and new builds as part of The Buttonwood-Gateway Project.
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Some of our recently completed projects in Berks County
140 Oley Street
140 Oley Street
Habitat for Humanity of Berks County celebrated the accomplishments of its partner family — Roberto De La Paz, Tania Rosero and their three daughters Raquel, Carmen and Genesis— at a dedication of their new home, located on Oley Street, on Saturday August 5, 2017.
This stunning Victorian style home was completed in collaboration with the Reading Housing authority which provided up-front construction costs for the project.
The family contributed more than 300 hours of “sweat equity” alongside Habitat volunteers to build their new place to call home. The De La Paz-Rosero family purchased the house from Habitat and repays a no-profit mortgage over a period of 30 years, demonstrating Habitat’s vision to give families a “hand up” rather than a “hand out”.
4th & Elm Cluster Build
4th & Elm
When property is available, renovation and rehabilitation provide an opportunity to dramatically transform a block or neighborhood while also providing a high-quality home to a family in need of affordable housing.
We cluster our new builds within focus neighborhoods to maximize impacts and, in recent years, have built primarily attached row homes that fit within the architectural history of their surroundings.
Our first cluster build project at Fourth and Elm Street was a huge success and we were able to provide newly renovated homes to three hardworking families.