Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. to Dedicate Completed Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project Homes in Ivy City on Saturday, July 16

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Begun during the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2010 in October, the eight homes of Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.'s Ivy City Phase 1 development were completed in June. On Saturday, July 16, DC Habitat staff, partner families, major sponsors and other supporters will hold a dedication ceremony for these new homes and the families who will be living in them. Construction of these affordable homes was made possible not only through the support of the Carters and Habitat for Humanity International, but through funds and gifts-in-kind donated from a number of local and national corporate sponsors, including Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Marriott, Calstar, Laticrete, Whirlpool and the World Bank.  

A largely industrial neighborhood in the central portion of Northeast Washington, Ivy City has long faced great challenges.  DC Habitat is one of three developers that were awarded land grants from the District, along with funds from the first round of HUD's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), to produce more than 50 units of mixed income housing in the Ivy City Community.  Work on Phase 2 of DC Habitat's Ivy City development begins this month.

DC Habitat President & CEO Kent Adcock
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Acting Director of DC DHCD, John E. Hall
DC Councilmember (Ward 5) Harry Thomas
Corporate sponsors, partner families, volunteers

Saturday, July 16, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
Location:   Gallaudet Street and Central Place, NE, Washington, D.C.

1:00 p.m. - Opening Remarks: DC Habitat President & CEO Kent Adcock will make opening remarks, other speakers to follow
1:50 p.m. - Walking tour begins -- Adcock will lead a walking tour of new homes on Providence St., including ribbon cuttings & photo opps with new homeowner families; Refreshments to be served under tent at conclusion.

About Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. believes that everyone deserves a house they want to call home.  That's why we work to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the nation's capital by building affordable, energy- and resource-efficient homes for people in need.  DC Habitat builds and rehabilitates homes in order to sell them to families who are ineligible for conventional financing. Visit us at www.dchabitat.org for more information.

Heather Phibbs
Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.
(202) 882-4600, ext. 233

SOURCE Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.


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