I have been negligent in not writing about this event, starting today in Charlottesville. I make a general rule not to post press releases and such (and have written about Builders’ Blitzes a few times), but this is an exception, due to Habitat for Humanity’s outstanding mission and the real need for both affordable housing and homeowners who take investment and responsibility in their homes.
Home Builders Blitz 2006 will take place this summer, June 3rd â€“ 10th. The formula is simple. Builder/Architect teams have been matched with house sites and qualified Habitat partner families in our program completing their “sweat equity” hours. In that week the builders will complete six simple, attractive and sustainable homes and the families will move in soon after to take up an affordable mortgage as homeowners. The homes are located in the Fifeville neighborhood of Charlottesville, an area consisting of 70% rental units.
Building six houses in seven days – priceless.