You’re invited to our community block party!
Help celebrate the hard work of our Delaware Street homeowners! With the support of our partners, donors and volunteers, Delaware Street is home to ten Habitat homeowners and their families, including four new homebuyers who moved in earlier this year. Check out the event on Facebook, too!
Come see the impact you can have right here in the Capital District. Our Women Build volunteers will help spruce up the block earlier that day.
Join us for food, friends, family and fun!
Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 4 pm - 6 pm
Delaware Street | South End, Albany
70 Block of Delaware Street (not Delaware Avenue). On-street parking available along Elizabeth Street and surrounding streets.
Come as you are! Join us for fun, friends and food (from The Chuck Wagon). RSVP online and choose to enter the raffle for FOUR Albany Empire football ticket vouchers! Meet our new homeowners and the people who supported them along their journey to affordable homeownership.
Will you join us?
About the South End of Albany
Throughout the history of Albany, the South End has always been a place for immigrants and newcomers to build homes, community organizations and businesses in their new city. Today, many of our partnering families are also immigrants and and settled refugees from all over the world. After a period of disinvestment in the mid-20th century, the city recognized a great need to reinvest in the South End community. Today, it remains a tight-knit and active community with many notable assets and much new investment.
The South End is home to one of the first Habitat homes here in the Capital District. In total, we’ve built + sold 37 South End homes in partnership with local families and organizations, and with the generous support of volunteers and donors like you.
You know Habitat builds homes, but did you know we focus our efforts in specific neighborhoods? We believe that responsible homeownership plays a vital role in protecting neighborhoods from displacement, increasing resident autonomy and control, and encourages responsible urban growth. We’re currently building in four neighborhoods in the cities of Albany and Troy.
In 2012, we completed an ambitious 10-home project on Alexander Street, one block over from our recent Delaware St. homes. We saw firsthand how focusing our homebuilding in clusters can strengthen not just individual families, but entire neighborhoods for generations. The Delaware Street homes are a continuation of that project and our commitment to the neighborhood. The first six homes on Delaware Street were completed in 2013. We returned to the block in 2018 to build four more homes. Habitat also participates in the neighborhood’s active community planning efforts, as part of our commitment to help improve the overall quality of life for our neighbors in the South End.
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