Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville is launching an ambitious campaign to end Charlottesville's affordable housing crunch. Project 20 is a new promise to build at least 20 homes a year in the area until housing poverty ends.
Habitat staff and volunteers have ramped up their efforts in recent years. Homes that used to take more than a year to build now are done in six months. Habitat has averaged 15 finished homes a year the past four years. Now, the nonprofit is asking the community to step up.
"If you volunteered for us 10 hours last year, consider volunteering 15. If you've given $100, consider giving $150. Just a little more help incrementally across the board, and we're going to achieve our goals helping 20 hardworking families in this community achieve their dreams." says Dan Rosensweig, the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville.
Several projects are in development for 2013, including homes on Elliott Avenue. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity's Project 20, including how you can help, check out their website.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:13 PM EST2013-12-11 01:13:23 GMT
The Wake Forest football program has a new head coach and he has ties to the Commonwealth. Wake officially introduced Dave Clawson as its new head coach Tuesday December 10, 2013. Clawson led BowlingFull Story
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