On February 28th, Habitat for Humanity dedicated their most recent project, 6 Federal. This home was part of a program called Newburgh Youth Build that helped 6 students earn a GED and impart skills needed to obtain future employment in the trades. Once an abandoned shell, 6 Federal will now be 3 transitional housing units for very low-income families in need of safe, decent homes. For more pictures on the amazing progress of the project click on Habitat’s Facebook page. Or, click here or here.
To date, Habitat Newburgh has built 43 safe, decent and affordable houses in Newburgh. Over 225 children and adults now call these houses home, and the homes in the City of Newburgh’s assessed property values have increased by over $8.3 million.