Sponsors include the Madisonville Coalition, Armstrong Chapel, Church of the Redeemer, Regency Centers, the George B. Riley Trust, Mariemont Community Church, and General Electric
CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity (www.cincinnatihabitat.org) along with longtime volunteer group, the Madisonville Coalition, will dedicate a home in Madisonville this weekend. This is the fifth home the Madisonville Coalition has built in partnership with Cincinnati Habitat in the Madisonville Community. This year’s coalition includes Armstrong Chapel, Church of the Redeemer, Regency Centers, and the George B. Riley Trust. Joining these sponsors are the Mariemont Community Church and General Electric who both provided volunteers to the project.
The dedication ceremony will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 30 at 4538 Lucerne Ave. in Madisonville. The community and members of the news media are welcomed to attend the dedication. Tony Haslinger of Regency Centers will be the featured speaker. This is the seventh Habitat for Humanity project the Regency Centers have been involved with in the Madisonville community.
The new homeowners will be Jacqueline Chandler and her four children Jordan, 13, Jyeisha, 7, Jewel, 6, and Jocelyn, 4. Chandler works at Brown Mackie College and she also volunteers at the ReStore.
“This is truly a blessing. Owning our own home and having a place for my children to call home is a dream I have had for years,” said Chandler. “I came from a single parent home and my mother worked 2 or 3 jobs for us just to live in an apartment. I am very grateful for all that she did for me; however, I wanted so much more for my children. I have worked very hard to get to this point. Now, I can save more than half of the money I spent on a monthly basis just on the rent by itself. We are all sincerely looking forward to this. This is truly our dream home.”
“Thanks to our generous group of sponsors and volunteers, Jacquelyn and her children will now have a home of their own and much more space, which will be wonderful for this active young family,” said Marissa Woodly, Development Director, Cincinnati Habitat. “We are grateful to our sponsors and dedicated volunteers on this build. Their commitment has made home ownership a reality for this family.”
To qualify for their Habitat home, the Chandler family had to meet a variety of criteria, including housing need, ability to pay a mortgage, and willingness to partner with Cincinnati Habitat. The family worked beside volunteers from the Madisonville Coalition, Mariemont Community Church, and GE, investing 500 hours of sweat equity into the construction of their home. Cincinnati Habitat will sell the home to the family with a 0%, 20-year, interest-free mortgage held by Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity.
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About Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity
Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate substandard housing by building and renovating simple, decent, affordable homes to sell to low-income families in need. Cincinnati Habitat works in equal partnership with families, volunteers and donors building a sense of community as well as affordable housing. Our partners include corporations, churches, foundations, organizations and individual donors who donate money, labor and materials to fund and build our homes. Cincinnati Habitat has built over 210 homes in neighborhoods that include Avondale, Clifton, Columbia Tusculum, Evanston, Harrison, Hyde Park, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Madisonville, Millcreek Valley, Mt. Auburn, Mt. Washington, North Fairmount, Northside, Oakley, Over-the-Rhine, Price Hill, South Cumminsville, South Fairmount, Walnut Hills, Westwood and Winton Place, among others. For more information, visit www.cincinnatihabitat.org.