Special to The Dorchester Banner/Habitat Choptank
The community is invited to celebrate the completion of another affordable home ownership opportunity on May 9. Habitat Choptank will dedicate its 66th home which is located at 716 Rigby Ave. in Cambridge. Program begins at 9 a.m.
CAMBRIDGE – Habitat for Humanity Choptank will go to settlement in May on its 66th home. The community is invited to join in a house blessing celebration on May 9, at 9 a.m. A brief program will be followed by a chance to tour the home which is located at 716 Rigby Ave. The home will be purchased by Cambridge resident Consuelo Boulden who is employed with Chesapeake Woods, a Genesis Healthcare facility in Cambridge. The Rigby house is a one-story single family home that has been renovated to meet Habitat Choptank’s construction standards in terms of features, durability and energy efficiency. Habitat Choptank currently has three other homes in progress: another single family home rehab in Cambridge and a new construction two-home duplex in Easton. The nonprofit homebuilder has plans to begin at least four more home projects between the two counties over the coming year if the funds can be raised to support this revitalization work. Since 1992, Habitat Choptank has provided affordable mortgage financing to give hardworking lower-income working people who cannot qualify for conventional financing the chance to purchase a home. After completing “sweat equity” hours and pre-homeownership classes, these buyers will purchase homes that they helped construct and assume responsibility for repaying an interest-free Habitat mortgage or low-interest equivalent. Habitat accepts applications for its home ownership program throughout the year. For more information about Habitat, to volunteer or make a donation, call 410-476-3204 or visit www.HabitatChoptank.org.