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The wonderful Mata family at their new home!
It’s official! With a long awaited celebration on Sunday, October 21, the Mata Family dedicated their new Habitat home in Kendall, Washington. The Mata family joined our Habitat Whatcom County program in June, 2016, and completed their sweat-equity hours in 2017. Though displaced by a devastating fire that destroyed their home, the family brought tremendous strength and courage to the hard work it took to build their new home.
A special heartfelt thanks to Roger Jobs and Roger Jobs Motors, Inc., for donating the double-wide manufactured home and its transportation from Bellingham to Kendall; and to all the many teams and volunteers and donors who brought about this transformation.
The Mata home demonstrates the impact of cooperation, partnership, and lasting impact of keeping families together.
The Acme build is a new construction home for Linda, a retired school-bus driver who currently lives in what was two logging bunkhouses built quickly in the 1920s and later joined. Due to damp, cold living conditions and rising repair costs, the house had become unsafe and substandard. Linda’s health was suffering as well. Construction started in early 2018 with generous support from Linda’s dedicated church, and her Acme community. Now nearing completion we plan to complete her new, warm home by the end of 2018!
The Santiago-Reyes family joined the Habitat program in 2013, racing through their 500 sweat-equity hours by volunteering in our Habitat Store and on several build sites. Currently living in Ferndale, the family of three is excited to know that construction has begun this year on their new home in Sudden Valley. The concrete foundation has been poured and teams of volunteers have started working!
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The Telegraph Townhomes project is a permanent, affordable low-income housing solution proposed by the Kulshan Community Land Trust (KulshanCLT) and Habitat for Humanity of Whatcom County (HFHWC). This groundbreaking project will consist of 52 townhomes to be sold to Whatcom County residents earning 30% – 80% of the area medium income, thereby resulting in long-term housing solutions for average wage earners in Whatcom County. The land will be held in the land-trust, further reducing the cost of these energy-efficient homes to the homebuyers and maintaining the homes’ affordability.
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