Habitat For Humanity Susquehanna Provides New Homes For Seven Havre De Grace Residents


Credit: Habitat For Humanity Susquehanna

HAVRE DE GRACE - Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna has completed its first subdivision in Havre de Grace, providing essential housing for low-income families.

Habitat has constructed seven homes on the lot bordering Freedom, Revolution, and Stokes streets. This is the first (and only) subdivision Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna has undertaken in its 30-year history.

Seven Havre de Grace families now have an affordable place to live. Residents of this subdivision benefit from a zero-interest mortgage and monthly payments that can’t exceed 30 percent of their income.

To achieve favorable home prices, Habitat relies primarily on volunteer labor, donated materials, and sponsorships to help keep costs low.

WMAR 2 News spoke with Juel Ebron, one of the residents moving into Habitat’s new subdivision, who said this provides people with opportunities for upward mobility.

“They make it to where people who may not have otherwise been able to afford a mortgage, they make it affordable so you can get out if it’s a bad neighborhood, a bad situation,” Ebron said. “It’s just a way that… it’s a light at the end of the tunnel.”

Construction for the subdivision began in December 2018 when the first walls were raised for a single-family home on the lot.

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