Views from the Porch
June 2022 News
Ground broken for 10 homes in Hamilton
Meegan O'Neil, Marnie Crouch, Dick Sumberg and Jamie Knudsen break ground in Hamilton.
This week on June 7th, we celebrated the beginning of our newest affordable homeownership project. This 10 home development is being built on Asbury Street in Hamilton and will consist of five duplexes: four 3-bedroom homes, two 2-bedroom homes and four 1-bedroom homes.
ECHFH Executive Director Meegan O'Neil, spoke to the crowd saying "In Essex County, a home costs five times the median income. That's out of reach for far too many people. We, together, can do better."
Marnie Crouch, Chair of the Hamilton Affordable Housing Trust, which provided some of the funding for the project, as well as Joe Domelowicz, Town Manager and Jamie Knudsen, Chair of the Selectboard represented the town at the event and were grateful that this project will bring Hamilton even closer to reaching its 10% affordable housing goal.
After explaining the long term and positive impacts on families he has witnessed, President of the ECHFH Board, Dick Sumberg closed the event by declaring "We need all the help we can get: from volunteers, to donations of materials to financial support."
Golf Fore Homes was a great time
The Institution for Savings team at the Golf Fore Homes Golf tournament.
What a great day! The weather this Tuesday turned out to be perfect for golf - not too hot and not too cold! Players started the day by grabbing a bite to eat and then headed off in their carts to drive, putt and chip their way to victory. In the end, best score went to the Zamierowski foursome and the winners of the contest holes were as follows: Closest to the Hole and Closest to the Line were both Greg Benik and the Casino Hole was Tom Cusik. We are thankful to all of you who joined us on the course!
To see all the photos from the day, click here.
A huge thank you to our sponsors for their generous support:
ANNONYMOUS FRIEND OF HABITAT
John D. Colucci, Esq., CPA
And thank you to the Golf Fore Homes Committee members:
Griffin Booth, Brian Brown, Gary Cowles, Ken Krall, Mary Marengi and Stephen Zamierowski.
Why Affordable Housing Matters
Evidence-based research has shown that when families have stable, decent, and accessible homes that they can afford, they are better able to find employment, achieve economic mobility, perform better in school, and maintain improved health. Access to affordable housing has wide ranging, positive impacts. Increasing and preserving access to affordable housing in areas of opportunity helps families climb the economic ladder, leading to greater community development and bolstering economic productivity and job creation.
From A Place to Call Home report, NLIHC, 2017. To read more click here.
Thank you for your support
Many thanks to everyone who supported us on a build site or at a ReStore this past month! These are just a few of those who did:
We'd also like to recognize the following businesses that offered their support:
Aspen Roofing for reroofing our offices.
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