Will County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) celebrates its first home to close in the Elwood Community with a home dedication ceremony on Saturday, November 20th, at 10AM. The ceremony will be held at 119 W. Gardner St. and is open to the public. This home was made possible with funding from Will County, the Illinois Housing Development Authority and G&W Electric. Not only did G&W Electric provide funding, they provided a team of volunteers that spent their weekends building the home for
one year. The Habitat Senior Crew, a group of on-going volunteers kept the project going during the week.
Habitat Partner Maria and her family will be receiving the home. According to Maria “I desire more for my children; they deserve the best. They have been through so much in their lives thus far, due to a lack of stable housing and never having a place to call their own. I want my children to live in a nice, stable environment.”
Maria attended the WCHFH orientation and was amazed to learn about the opportunities of homeownership. Maria is thankful for the opportunity to become a homeowner and provide her children a place to call their own. Her dream could not have happened if it wasn’t for WCHFH’s programs and partnerships.
Habitat for Humanity helps qualifying families become homeowners. They help people who are ready to move to homeownership but may not qualify for a traditional mortgage because of lower income or having a challenging financial background. Families must demonstrate a need for housing, an ability to repay an affordable mortgage, and a willingness to partner with Habitat. Habitat for Humanity is a hand up, not a handout. Our partners are vested in the process of obtaining the dream of homeownership.
The construction does not stop with just this one home in Elwood. Habitat currently has two duplex units under construction and is planning for an additional six. Will County has partnered with Habitat to support the building of multiple duplexes. We are most appreciative of Will County’s support in believing “Everyone deserves a decent place to live”. To learn more about the Habitat program or to give back, visit habitatwill.org.
About Will County Habitat for Humanity
Founded in 1988, Will County Habitat for Humanity serves the residents of Will County, IL and has placed 90+ families in homes. Visit the Will County Habitat for Humanity’s Joliet ReStore, 1395 N. Larkin Ave., Joliet, during posted business hours.
Proceeds support the Habitat mission to provide affordable housing to low-income individuals and families. Everyone deserves to have a decent place to live. Through shelter, Habitat for Humanity empowers.