Habitat for Humanity Kicks Off Construction of Three New Homes in Dennis

DENNIS – Three brand new affordable homes are being built in Dennis by Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod held a construction kickoff celebration at the Dennis Union Church on Tuesday.

The celebration, which was open to the public, provided the opportunity for those attending to meet the families who will be purchasing the three homes on South Yarmouth Road and Janall Drive.

“One lot was donated to us by the Town of Dennis and the other two are made possible from a special permitting process from a private developer, who was then able to develop his market rate homes and we’re doing two affordable homes neighboring his,” said Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod Vikki Goldsmith.

“Tonight is a kickoff where we introduce the families that have been selected through our application process and final line drawing. It’s an opportunity for volunteers to hear about what type of homes we’re building, the type of construction, etc., and then to find out how to volunteer.”

The families purchasing the homes will also be helping to build them.

The project is supported by Town of Dennis Community Preservation Funds, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, the Yarmouth Dennis Faith Build and funds raised by Habitat’s ReStore, among other fundraisers.

“We’ll be raising the walls on the two homes on Janall Drive on October 20 and people should arrive for that at about 8:15 a.m. because it probably starts around 8:30 and it’s just the most awesome thing to witness,” said Goldsmith.

“Often, it allows them to stay here on Cape Cod. One woman mentioned that she’s applied four times for a Habitat home, so to finally be successful this time is just tremendous.”

By TIM DUNN, CapeCod.com News Center

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