Habitat adds 4 affordable homes in Middletown

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Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County will dedicate four new homes in Middletown on Thursday

“It has never been more important, with the affordable housing deficit, to create new affordable homeownership opportunities for working families,” said Kevin Smith, CEO of Habitat NCC. “This project in Middletown (Grace Point II) does just that; adding four new homes, while continuing our focus of revitalizing neighborhoods.”

Middletown is a fast-growing town. However, construction has mainly occurred on high-end apartments and new upscale homes. Higher interest rates have further widened the affordability gap.

Those able to move into homes from Habitat also use “sweat equity” by working on the construction-renovation of their home.

Supporters for the new homes were New Castle County, Welfare and Crestlea Foundations, Comenity Bank, Laffey McHugh Foundation, Milton and Hattie Kutz Foundation, Crystal Trust, WSFS Bank, New Century Club, and the Marmot Foundation.

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Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County has built over 290 homes and served over 1,000 families. Habitat NCC provides affordable housing solutions for low-income families, engages residents in improving their neighborhoods, offers free critical home repairs to preserve existing homeownership, including interventions so older adults can age in place, and conducts financial literacy and home maintenance education.

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