Habitat house dedication ceremony set Wednesday
The Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity will host a dedication ceremony for its newest home at 912 N. Ninth St. at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Susan Rubis, president of the local chapter of the nonprofit Christian housing ministry, said the Rev. Mike Metz, pastor of First United Methodist Church, will lead the symbolic house-dedication ceremony, and the home will open for tours.
Construction of the yellow, three-bedroom, split-foyer house is nearly finished, and the Michelle Kindle and Darren Lyons family will move in within the next few weeks after the closing is completed, said Rubis.
The groundbreaking ceremony for habitat’s ninth home was held May 3 last year, and the Kindle-Lyons family worked along side volunteers during the past 10 months to build the house.
The house is the third one built on land at Ninth Street and Gear Avenue, which was donated to habitat by the Zendejas family. Rubis said there is room for two or three more houses to be built on the property.
But the habitat’s 10th project set to begin this spring won’t be the construction of a new home. Instead, Rubis said, the group will be rehabilitating an existing house.
Habitat is currently seeking a partner family for the renovation project, and families in need of simple, decent housing can contact the habitat office by calling 470-2711 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org by March 30 for details on how to apply.
According to Rubis, there has been a lot of interest shown by possible partner families.
After helping build or renovate a home, a partner family can purchase it through a no-interest mortgage. The mortgage payments go into a revolving fund used to build or renovate additional local habitat projects.
Donated funds also are used to help finance projects.
For the complete article, see the Friday, March 11, 2011, printed edition of The Fairfield Ledger.