25th April 2018 | Work Study
GTC Strikes Again: Giles Technical Center students are completing their fourth house! In the past, students have been responsible for completing the base construction and we then relocated the units to our foundations throughout the county, where Habitat crews completed them. This home will be relocated to Pearisburg, which is not too far from school. Now, for the first time, the students will be finishing the home that they started! The first step in completing the homes is roofing and shingling and next fall the students will return to finish the interior of the home. These skilled students will be working on the flooring, cabinets, light fixtures, painting walls and more! They will be partnering with our team to make this house move-in ready for our next homeowner. We are extremely grateful for the collaborative efforts from Giles Technical Center and appreciate the work that they do to support our mission. Construction is expected to be completed next fall and this home is currently for sale . If you are interested in becoming a homeowner please contact us!
Christiansburg Duplex: Construction begins in April on Johnson Street, the site of our newest project. This location will become a duplex in Christiansburg . We have an exciting opportunity through Thrivent, a Christian financial group, who has generously offered a matching challenge grant of $55,000. This means that for every dollar we raise (up to $55,000) Thrivent will match, dollar-for-dollar. Your donations will be doubled! We are still working towards meeting this goal, so please reach out if you’d like to donate. We are currently searching for home-buyers for this location, so check out the Homebuyer section to find out more.
Church Street Townhomes: Our next project will be a set of town-homes that will be built on Church Street in Blacksburg! This set of seven town-homes (plans pictured below) will house income-qualified Habitat families, who we are still searching for. There will be two accessible units and easy access to transportation. Plans are currently underway, and we expect to begin construction next year.