Sunday, July 29, 2007

Habitat and UC to build third Avondale home

Habitat's "Avon" model

Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity and the University of Cincinnati will partner on a new home at 3570 Haven Street in Avondale.

The home will be built using Habitat's "Avon" model, which features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and a full basement.

A typical Habitat/UC project breaks ground in September.

Habitat is awaiting the building permits.

This is the fifth build involving UC faculty and students, whose volunteer effort is steered by the university's Center for Community Engagement.

The most recent project was dedicated on May 19, just down the street at 3556 Haven Street.

On that house, the Muianga family put in 500 hours in sweat equity and were able to purchase the $70,000 home with a 25-year, interest-free mortgage.

UC also partnered on two homes on Winkler Street between 2003 and 2005 and on another home on Haven Street between 2005 and 2006.

Habitat, in conjunction with local sponsors and homeowners, have built over 130 homes since 1986.

A homeowner family for this project has not yet been named.



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