2019 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 2019, CAHEC awarded three grants totaling $50,000 to the following organizations:

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne

 

Goldsboro, NC – $25,000

Since 2001, Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne has served 148 families through new construction, home renovations, a “Brush With Kindness” home repair program, and overseas partnerships. Their newest project will provide nine new homes across three streets, all within 0.3 miles of each other in one of Goldsboro’s highest poverty census tracts. Building homes in this area will not only provide homeownership opportunities to nine families, it will also inject fresh life into a neighborhood that may not have otherwise seen investment. Because several of these lots will have to be subdivided, Habitat Goldsboro-Wayne is using a portion of CAHEC’s funding for planing costs. The balance of the funding will cover tap fees, other infrastructure costs, and will help them expand their Homeowner Learning Lab.

Habitat for Humanity of Susquehanna

 

Bel Air, MD – $15,000

For over 26 years, Habitat for Humanity of Susquehanna has been the only nonprofit organization providing home building and repair services, financial education, and credit coaching for very low-income families in Harford and Cecil counties. Their newest project will include one detached home and three duplexes and will be their first attempt at a small subdivision, rather than a scattered-site approach. The detached home will serve as a demonstration home and design template for building future “aging in place” homes, which will ultimately help senior homebuyers for years to come. Habitat Susquehanna will be using CAHEC’s funding to purchase an Access Permit from Maryland’s Department of Transportation State Highway Administration.

Habitat for Humanity of Madison County

 

Huntsville, AL – $10,000

Habitat for Humanity of Madison County has been serving families since 1987 and has helped open the doors of affordable homeownership for 292 families. They are currently preparing to develop a new neighborhood consisting of 31 single-family homes in Huntsville over the next three years. This will be the first complete development where the affiliate has had to construct roads and infrastructure. Habitat Madison County will be using CAHEC’s funding to cover these planning and infrastructure costs, including clearing of property, widening/constructing streets, and installing electrical, water, and sewage systems.

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne

Goldsboro, NC – $25,000

Since 2001, Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne has served 148 families through new construction, home renovations, a “Brush With Kindness” home repair program, and overseas partnerships. Their newest project will provide nine new homes across three streets, all within 0.3 miles of each other in one of Goldsboro’s highest poverty census tracts. Building homes in this area will not only provide homeownership opportunities to nine families, it will also inject fresh life into a neighborhood that may not have otherwise seen investment. Because several of these lots will have to be subdivided, Habitat Goldsboro-Wayne is using a portion of CAHEC’s funding for planing costs. The balance of the funding will cover tap fees, other infrastructure costs, and will help them expand their Homeowner Learning Lab.

Habitat for Humanity of Susquehanna

Bel Air, MD – $15,000

For over 26 years, Habitat for Humanity of Susquehanna has been the only nonprofit organization providing home building and repair services, financial education, and credit coaching for very low-income families in Harford and Cecil counties. Their newest project will include one detached home and three duplexes and will be their first attempt at a small subdivision, rather than a scattered-site approach. The detached home will serve as a demonstration home and design template for building future “aging in place” homes, which will ultimately help senior homebuyers for years to come. Habitat Susquehanna will be using CAHEC’s funding to purchase an Access Permit from Maryland’s Department of Transportation State Highway Administration.

Habitat for Humanity of Madison County 

Huntsville, AL – $10,000

Habitat for Humanity of Madison County has been serving families since 1987 and has helped open the doors of affordable homeownership for 292 families. They are currently preparing to develop a new neighborhood consisting of 31 single-family homes in Huntsville over the next three years. This will be the first complete development where the affiliate has had to construct roads and infrastructure. Habitat Madison County will be using CAHEC’s funding to cover these planning and infrastructure costs, including clearing of property, widening/constructing streets, and installing electrical, water, and sewage systems.