Habitat for Humanity to Dedicate 5 Newest Builds in Brewster

BREWSTER – Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod will hold a dedication ceremony next month marking the completion of the first phase of the Paul Hush Way development in Brewster.

The organization will thank sponsors, community donors and volunteers who helped complete the final five homes of the phase during the event on August 7.

Beginning with Brewster voters providing funding for the project, Habitat Director of Resource Development Wendy Cullinan says it took a community effort.

“The community really turned out providing volunteers to help build these homes as well as making food for lunches and snacks,” Cullinan said. “It’s really been a perfect example of what Habitat really is.”

Cullinan said the project also highlights the need in the region for affordable housing.

“For the six homes that we built in phase one of Paul Hush Way we received 80, that’s eight-zero, 80 applications,” she said. “That’s an indication of just how many families are in need of an affordable home.”

The first home of the phase was built during a blitz build over a week last September.

The dedicated structures will be the new homes for five families which include seven children between the ages of 2 and 15.

Each home will be sold at an affordable price with a deed rider to ensure that upon any future resale, the home will remain affordable.

Home owners are also required to complete 250-500 sweat-equity hours building their homes and the homes of their neighbors.

“Over the next two or three weeks they will be going to the bank and securing their mortgage and purchasing their homes,” Cullinan said.

The dedication ceremony on Tuesday, August 7 at 5 p.m. is open to the public. Guests arriving early will also be able to tour the homes.

Parking for the event is limited and individuals who plan on attending are encouraged to carpool.

If using GPS, 698 Tubman Road in Brewster is the best address to use to find the new homes.

The road for the new development was named after Paul Hush, a community leader and longtime local affordable housing advocate.

Habitat of Humanity of Cape Cod has developed 127 affordable homes in the region since 1988.

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