Year In Review
Making an Impact: CAHEC at Work / July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

2018 Open Doors Homeownership Grant Recipients

The Open Doors Homeownership Grant is an annual competition offered to nonprofit entities engaging in the development of affordable housing for sale to low-income households living in areas that CAHEC serves. In 2018, CAHEC awarded three grants totaling $50,000 to the following organizations:

Habitat for Humanity of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – $25,000

Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Philadelphia has built 212 homes and repaired 510 homes across the city, bringing the benefits of a safe, stable home and community to more than 1,700 people. One of Habitat Philadelphia’s current projects includes building 20 new homes in the Sharswood neighborhood of North-Central Philadelphia. Each home will have two stories and be built to Energy Star 3.0 standards – including green roof installation. Green roofing further insulates the homes, improves air quality, improves the neighborhood’s look and feel, and lowers utility costs even more. They are using CAHEC’s funding to pay for the green roof consultant fees that are incurred when designing the homes.

Habitat for Humanity of Craven County

New Bern, NC – $15,000

For nearly 30 years, Habitat for Humanity of Craven County has been committed to promoting positive economic and sustainable change within their community. Over the next two years, they will be building seven new homes and substantially rehabilitating 2 homes in the Greater Five Points area of New Bern, NC. Because this will be a scattered site project, they will be using a portion of CAHEC’s funding to purchase additional tools to outfit a second construction trailer. Additionally, they will be purchasing safety equipment and OSHA/ANSI compliant scaffolding to ensure the safety of their volunteers.

Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity

Savannah, GA – $10,000

Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity (CEHFH) has been serving Chatham County, Georgia, since 1983 and has helped open the doors of affordable homeownership for 143 families. CEHFH’s most recent project is constructing eight single family housing units within the city limits of Savannah and Garden City. Because research shows that most of their prospective homebuyers rely exclusively on smartphones to access their website, CEHFC use CAHEC’s grant funding to cover the costs of making overdue upgrades to their website to make it more mobile-friendly. They will also be using a portion of funding to cover insurance costs for the project while it is in progress.

The Open Doors Homeownership Grant is an annual competition offered to nonprofit entities engaging in the development of affordable housing for sale to low-income households living in areas that CAHEC serves. In 2018, CAHEC awarded three grants totaling $50,000 to the following organizations:

Habitat for Humanity of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – $25,000

Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Philadelphia has built 212 homes and repaired 510 homes across the city, bringing the benefits of a safe, stable home and community to more than 1,700 people. One of Habitat Philadelphia’s current projects includes building 20 new homes in the Sharswood neighborhood of North-Central Philadelphia. Each home will have two stories and be built to Energy Star 3.0 standards – including green roof installation. Green roofing further insulates the homes, improves air quality, improves the neighborhood’s look and feel, and lowers utility costs even more. They are using CAHEC’s funding to pay for the green roof consultant fees that are incurred when designing the homes.

Habitat for Humanity of Craven County

New Bern, NC – $15,000

For nearly 30 years, Habitat for Humanity of Craven County has been committed to promoting positive economic and sustainable change within their community. Over the next two years, they will be building seven new homes and substantially rehabilitating 2 homes in the Greater Five Points area of New Bern, NC. Because this will be a scattered site project, they will be using a portion of CAHEC’s funding to purchase additional tools to outfit a second construction trailer. Additionally, they will be purchasing safety equipment and OSHA/ANSI compliant scaffolding to ensure the safety of their volunteers.

Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity

Savannah, GA – $10,000

Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity (CEHFH) has been serving Chatham County, Georgia, since 1983 and has helped open the doors of affordable homeownership for 143 families. CEHFH’s most recent project is constructing eight single family housing units within the city limits of Savannah and Garden City. Because research shows that most of their prospective homebuyers rely exclusively on smartphones to access their website, CEHFC use CAHEC’s grant funding to cover the costs of making overdue upgrades to their website to make it more mobile-friendly. They will also be using a portion of funding to cover insurance costs for the project while it is in progress.