Roanoke’s Habitat for Humanity has a busy year planned in the city’s Hurt Park neighborhood, part of a much greater revitalization effort involving several agencies. The story from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/03-14-Habitat-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=03-14 Habitat Wrap1-WEB]
It’s a busy time for Habitat for Humanity. Roanoke Executive Director Karen Mason says they’re building 11 new homes in the Hurt Park area and renovating others that had been vacant. Mason says they’re also taking on a new direction: renovating homes already occupied. The work provides new or much improved homes for lower income owners, helping both them and their neighborhoods. The homeowners have to put in what’s called “sweat equity”, providing some of the labor. All this is part of what’s called the “Roanoke Neighborhood Revitalization Partnership”, five non-profit and government agencies coordinating efforts and government grants to revitalize Hurt Park.
Click here for the Roanoke Habitat for Humanity web page
Click here for the Hurt Park Neighborhood Alliance web page